DuPont recently hosted the DuPont Executive Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where approximately 100 CEOs from the world’s leading multinational companies came together to collaborate on best practices related to sustainable business growth.
DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman opened the forum with a keynote address focused on building a sustainable economy through collaboration. This was followed by a series of panel discussions, including the panel Building Nutrition & Health in a Growing Population, led by Craig Binetti, president DuPont Nutrition & Health.
“The need for both affordable and nutritious food to feed growing populations in the Middle East and beyond is a growing concern,” said Binetti. “Ensuring that enough healthy, nutritious food is available for people everywhere is one of the most critical challenges facing humanity.”
The rest of the panel consisted of: Sanjiv Mehta, chairman, North Africa and Middle East, Unilever; Atila Kurama, group president of Financial Investments, Yıldız Holding; Robert Powell, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) senior economist and editor; and Brinda Govindarajan, senior director, Research & Technology, Kellogg Asia-Pacific Ltd.,.
“Nutrition problems can’t be solved by one group of people, we need to work together to better mankind,” said Govindarajan.
Binetti concluded that organizations have come a long way since food security was first raised. “People aren’t just talking about food supply anymore, we now include nutritional value.”
Learn more about food security in the Middle East and Northern Africa region in an Economist Intelligence Unit summary drawn from the 2013 Global Food Security Index. Find out more about how nutrition impacts food security in your country by visiting the EIU Global Food Security Index.