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2015 Global Food Security Symposium

Today, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs kicked-off its annual Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, D.C. — drawing hundreds of policymakers, corporate executives, scientists, and senior leaders from international and nongovernmental organizations to discuss the role of the agriculture and food sector in alleviating malnutrition. Malnutrition – from undernourishment to obesity – is a dangerous global challenge that places at serious risk the health of more than two billion people. Global malnutrition is costly – to economies, the environment, social welfare and, of course, human life.

We need a food system revolution that makes a partner of the agriculture and food sector, grows the market for healthy foods, and gives billions more people access to the nutrients they need to thrive.

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Paul Schickler, DuPont Pioneer president, speaking on a panel at the 2015 Chicago Council on Global Affairs Global Food Security Symposium.

One of the Symposium panels, Business Models for Advancing Nutrition: How the Private Sector is Moving the Needle on Health, is dedicated to the topic of partnering with business and how the private sector is moving the needle on health. During the panel, Paul Schickler, president, DuPont Pioneer, will speak about how the company is making a real difference at the farm-level to improve the nutritional value and safety of food by leveraging strengths in soil health, seed technology and agronomy. He also stress the importance of prioritizing collaboration, localizing innovation and promoting technology acceptance.

New Report: Leverage the Food System

ReportCover_0The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released a new report this morning, Healthy Food for a Healthy World: Leveraging Agriculture and Food to Improve Global Nutrition. Endorsed by a bipartisan group of senior policy, business, scientific and civil society leaders, the report makes several recommendations, one of which is that government and industry work together to support more efficient and wider delivery of healthy foods, especially through technologies that can reduce food waste and enhance food safety.

Join the conversation

The Chicago Council will live stream of the symposium, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET. They will also be active on Twitter by following @GlobalAgDev, @ChicagoCouncil and #GlobalAg, and on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/globalagdev.

DuPont is a supporting sponsor of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

New Center to Support Growth of More Nutritious, Convenient and Affordable Food for India

Recently, DuPont Nutrition & Health opened an Innovation Application Center in Gurgaon, India.  The facility houses state-of-the-art equipment and capabilities to serve the regions’ food industry.

310-India-Innovation-Center-Opening“According to industry estimates, the food industry in India is growing between 15 and 20 percent annually. We recognize that while the science of food is global, the taste and flavors of food are local,” said Matthias Heinzel, president of DuPont Nutrition & Health. “As we develop those local solutions, we need to be able to work closely with our local customers on foods they are developing for their consumers. This Innovation Application Center provides that access and a place for us to share our innovation and expertise, to showcase what we can offer and to help our customers save valuable time in developing novel solutions for the market.”

DuPont Nutrition & Health also has an existing blending facility for specialty ingredients in Sohna, Haryana. “Among the focus areas of the Innovation Application Center will be protective cultures for dahi and yogurt, soy protein productsice-cream and more nutritious, Indian snacks and biscuits tailored to meet the regional taste and texture expectations,” added Brian Jones, regional leader, DuPont Nutrition & Health, South Asia. “The center also will allow DuPont to introduce formulations that are more convenient and affordable for more food choices for the food industry. An example is the work ongoing with customers on increasing the shelf-life of products in hotter climates where cold chain technology is not available.”

It’s What Inside

DuPont Nutrition & Health combines in-depth knowledge of food and nutrition with current research and expert science to deliver unmatched value to the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries. We are innovative solvers, drawing on deep consumer insights and a broad product portfolio to help our customers turn challenges into high-value business opportunities. More information is available at www.food.dupont.com.

World Health Day 2015: Making Food Safe

Today we celebrate World Health Day, with WHO highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with food safety under the slogan “From farm to plate, make food safe.”

At DuPont, food security is at the heart of our priorities. Across the globe, DuPont businesses – DuPont Pioneer, Crop Protection, Nutrition & Health, Packaging & Industrial Polymers, and Industrial Biosciences–are addressing food security with science-based innovations. We are building collaborations with businesses, non-profit organizations and
governments, and working with local farmers and food producers. Just one example is highlighted below.

Packaging: A Quite Revolution

Effective packaging is a vital piece of the puzzle in the aim to improve global food security and eliminate food waste. DuPont recognizes and collaborates with innovative companies across the world to produce better and more sustainable packaging technology for the future.

Learn more about DuPont Packaging innovations here.

 

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