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Four Reasons Food Safety Is Not Just for World Food Day

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When I used to sit down with friends and family to enjoy a meal together I didn’t think much about where the food I ate was coming from. All of that changed when I moved into a role leading a team that focuses on addressing some of the biggest food safety challenges facing the global food supply chain.  

This World Food Day, We Must All Take Action to Achieve Zero Hunger

Fiona Dawson, Global President Mars Food, Multisales and Global Customers, reflects on our Food ecosystem
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Today, on World Food Day, it is the perfect opportunity to reflect on our Food ecosystem.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with World Food Day, it is designed by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation to raise awareness of current challenges and how we can overcome them in order to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger.

This year, the theme is encouraging action to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone. At the same time, it calls on everyone to start thinking about what we eat.

Comerica, Detroit Lions Tackle Food Insecurity During ‘Huddle For 100’

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More than 130 Comerica Bank volunteers teamed up with the Detroit Lions to support its “Huddle for 100” community event tackling food insecurity and hunger in Michigan.

Comerica provided one of the largest volunteer groups among corporate and community partners, helping assemble boxes of food.

Smithfield Foods Donates 40,000 Pounds of Protein to Utah Food Bank

Smith’s Food & Drug Joins the 38th Stop of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
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SALT LAKE CITY, August 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Smith’s Food & Drug, joined forces to donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to the Utah Food Bank. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour.

Breaking Down Local and National Efforts to Improve Food Security in the U.S.

Words by Thomas Schueneman
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water?

Three-quarters of the water industry finds aging infrastructure to be top concern, even as floodwaters continue to rise
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If ever communities and regions needed to rethink their defenses against too much water, the footage of an inundated Upper Midwest offered the latest reminder in early 2019.

Can You Both Feed the World and Save the Planet?

By Thin Lei Win
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MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Innovations in agriculture could feed a growing, hungry world without destroying the planet, a top official of the largest maker of seeds and pesticides told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Monday.

Practices such as cultivating plants that benefit the soil during the off season and leaving land untilled could store carbon-dioxide (CO2) in the ground, said Liam Condon, head of the crop science division for German conglomerate Bayer.

Partners in Purpose: Alliance Data Transforms Food Bank Operations

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The Roadrunner Food Bank serves the entire state of New Mexico. But with 16% of the state being food insecure, and 33% of the food insecure living in rural populations, the food bank needed a way to better serve those in need.
 

Alliance Data and Roadrunner Food Bank: Transforming Data Through Technology

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Alliance Data expanded its partnership with Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico through a significant data-for-good investment that will revolutionize the way the food bank operates and serves its clients. Almost 16 percent of the diverse New Mexico population is food insecure. Roadrunner serves all 33 New Mexican counties across the state—with the majority of people living in rural areas—making it increasingly difficult to distribute food to those in need.

Paths to Food Security

Global Food Security Symposium 2019 addresses the challenges and strategies to achieving global food security
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Global population growth, increased water scarcity, stressed food systems, competition over resources—the consequences of inefficient land and water use are already manifesting, and we must act now to correct our course. As a global community, resource efficiency can satisfy the demand for water and food for years to come, even with the projected growth of our population, but this is only possible if we coordinate effectively.

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