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“American Food 2.0” Program Featured at World Expo in Milano 2015

The Friends of the U.S. Pavilion Milano, a coalition responsible for organizing the U.S. presence at Expo Milano 2015, have announced their launch, kicking off a year-long series of programs highlight the importance of food security and sustainability, to demonstrate the strength of U.S. ties with Italy and all of Europe, and to promote the diversity of American food.

“…we need to go to work to make sure that the pavilion is at the level that we want it to be, that it showcases the creativity and technology and capacities that we have with respect to both sustainability and long-term stability and growth and food security for a growing population on this planet,” said United States Secretary of State John Kerry

As the world convenes at Expo Milano 2015 to address the challenges of feeding 9 billion people by 2050, the Pavilion goal is to showcase American leadership and innovation in global food security, agriculture, and cuisine and plant the seeds for enhanced trade and investment between the United States and Italy in this sector.

usa-1“DuPont is proud to participate in the USA Pavilion at Expo 2015,” said Jim Borel, Executive Vice President, DuPont. “This global stage provides an opportunity to generate dialogue and collaborative action to feed a growing population. DuPont is committed to doing our part by making food more nutritious, safer and available to people everywhere.”

Under the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” Expo Milano 2015 will take place in Milan, Italy from May 1 through October 31, 2015. Like all World Expos, the event is intended to leave a cultural, social, scientific and technological legacy on a theme of global interest.  The United States of America will be one among at least 147 nations and regions represented at Expo Milano 2015.

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About the Friends of the U.S. Pavilion Milano 2015
Friends of the U.S. Pavilion Milano 2015, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a collaboration between the James Beard Foundation (JBF) and the International Culinary Center (ICC), in association with the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, whose mission is to conceive, design, fundraise for, and produce the USA Pavilion and programs at Expo Milano 2015 under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State.

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Food protection and increased food security through better packaging

It is estimated that more than one-third of food produced today is lost or wasted. Once food is produced, its containers are the first line of defense against damage and spoilage resulting in costly waste. DuPont works with local packaging technologists around the world —including India, Africa, China and the U.S. — to develop custom resin applications for food protection that meet specific market needs, maximize freshness and stability and reduce waste.

The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is the industry’s longest-running, global, independently judged celebration of innovation and collaboration throughout the value chain. Each year a panel awards honors based on excellence in one or all of three categories: Innovation; Sustainability; and Cost/Waste Reduction.

2013 DuPont Packaging Awards

2013 DuPont Packaging Award winners

See all the 2013 Packaging Award Winners.

As part of its recent quarter-century celebration, DuPont highlighted past winners whose breakthrough projects ushered in significant societal change and looked ahead at how packaging can shape society’s future.

Packaging Award Breakthroughs

A Year in Review: Blog Posts

As we continue our look back at DuPont’s milestones in 2012, we are highlighting some of our notable blog posts.

Food Goals
The DuPont Food Security Hub launched in conjunction with the announcement of our food security goals last February:

  1. Innovating to feed the world.
  2. Engaging and educating youth.
  3. Improving rural communities.

Read more about the goals, the event and the Q & A with our panelists here.

Global Food Security Index Launch

DuPont, in collaboration with the Economist Intelligence Unit, launched the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) at locations around the world starting in July 2012. DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman stated that the GFSI “will help us around the world measure the many aspects of food security, providing a common language to discuss what needs to be done. Our hope is that the Global Food Security Index will promote collaborations across the food value chain, generating insights and most importantly, stimulating action.” Read what other panelists and speakers from all of the launch events had to say about the GFSI.

Energy Innovations for Food Security

After attending the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Ethiopia in May of last year, DuPont President Ian Hudson shared his perspective on the relationship between energy innovations and food security.

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