The statistics are staggering. Under nutrition is a factor in more than a third of the deaths of all children under age 5. One-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year – approximately 1.3 billion tons – is lost or wasted. Today, World Food Day continues to raise awareness about hunger around the world.
Ensuring that enough healthy, nutritious food is available for people everywhere is one of the most critical challenges facing humanity. At DuPont, food security is at the heart of our priorities. We are committed to being part of the conversation, building collaborations with businesses, non-profit organizations and governments, and working with local farmers and food producers from around the globe.
Packaging’s ability to help reduce food loss and waste was a recent topic of discussion at the opening day of the PAC Packaging Consortium’s “A Day in the Life” symposium. DuPont Packaging and Global Marketing Director, Yasmin Siddiqi, concluded her keynote with a question to the packaging professionals in attendance: “What’s holding back our efforts to reduce food waste?” Find out the results of the exit poll here.
In alignment with the World Food Day 2014 theme, Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth, the FAO collected a series of essays offering different points of view about the impact and potential of family farming. Be sure to visit the event website to read the Perspectives essays and find events in your area.