How Pro Bono Service Can Support the Fight to End Hunger
Who among us doesn’t remember the ubiquitous TV ads produced by the Christian Children’s Fund and Save the Children? Their images of children in dangerous states of malnutrition with the toll-free number at the bottom encouraging viewers to make a donation today to save lives were splashed across televisions throughout the United States. It was easy to think that the best way to end hunger was to give money. But what if the ads had mentioned that nearly one third of the world’s food is wasted or lost annually?
New forces are shaping the future of food. Investors, scientists and food makers recently gathered at the Future of Food-Tech summit in New York City to talk about what’s behind the trends in food innovation and investment. Several Cargill researchers and marketers attended the summit and reported back what they observed.
The average family of four throws away about $1,500 worth of food each year. This food waste strains wallets, changes the way people buy food and can ultimately hurt the economy.
By Mekael Teshome
What would you do if you had an extra $1,500 in your bank account at the end of this year? What if you invested that money and had $20,000 or more ten years from now?
A few thousand dollars could help you jump start your retirement fund, save for an emergency or start planning for a child’s college education. You don’t have to sell off your belongings or invest in some questionable scheme. All you may have to do is think more carefully about the food you buy, eat and throw away.
When you think of relocating for a job, you may not think of the impact that relocation could have on your local community or the environment. Ingersoll Rand’s Global Talent Mobility Solutions team recently introduced two new programs for employees who are relocating, designed to help the environment and give back to local communities.
"We take Ingersoll Rand's sustainability commitment to heart," said Holly Clontz, Ingersoll Rand global talent mobility solutions manager.
Assessing food security, famine, and early warning systems in the face of a changing climate
Richard Choularton is a senior associate focused on food security and climate resilience with Tetra Tech International Development Services. As the former Chief of the World Food Programme’s Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Unit, he is a recognized, world-renowned expert in climate change adaptation and risk mitigation, resilience, food security, emergency preparedness, and early warning systems. Richard previously served as director of the Office of Humanitarian Assistance at CHF International.
As a participant of the UN High Level Political Forum this week, I’m sharing some Nestlé initiatives aligned with the SDGs but also learning about what more can be done, how we can work with others and can continue to contribute with tangible business solutions.
STEYREGG, Austria and MINNEAPOLIS, July 19, 2017 — Delacon, the pioneer and global leader in phytogenic feed additives, and Cargill have agreed to a strategic partnership that will advance the market presence of natural, plant-based feed additives on a global scale, and meet changing consumer preferences of what animals are fed and how food is produced. The deal includes a minority equity investment from Cargill. Terms were not disclosed.
Cargill sets up supply chain for FareShare to distribute fresh chicken
HEREFORD, U.K., July 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Global agriculture, food and nutrition company Cargill launched a new agreement to supply FareShare, a U.K.-based organization fighting hunger by tackling food waste, with fresh chicken every week free of charge. The agreement will help FareShare grow its capacity to redistribute even more food to communities in need in the South West of England.
Bolstering students' health with nutrition education and wholesome foods
by Michelle Cruz
Rita Reyes used to see her students fill up on junk food and soda. Now it’s fruit, juice, healthy proteins and garden vegetables.
“This was a constant battle not only with the kids, but also with the parents,” said the primary school teacher at the San Apostol School in Ticuanpante, a municipality just outside the capitol of Nicaragua. “Today, things are different.”