EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Changing the global food narrative

“The dominant story about the future of the world food supply is logical, well known and wrong.”

By Jonathan Foley,  Director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota | 20 December 2013

There’s a powerful narrative being told about the world’s food system — in classrooms, boardrooms, foundations and the halls of government around the world. It’s everywhere. And it makes complete sense when you listen to it. The problem is, it’s mostly based on flawed assumptions.

Hungry Middle Schoolers Create Prize-Winning Allergy App


By Betsy Klein

When 13-year-old Samantha Hinton is unsure of the ingredients in a snack, she just doesn’t eat it.

That’s because Samantha is among the growing population of food allergy sufferers in the United States, and she fears a bite containing peanuts could kill her.

“I know it’s deadly,” she told ABC News. “And the side effects are just too scary.”


How Can we Inspire the Next Generation of Farmers?

Join the live discussion with Nestlé, Swisscontact and Fundación Paraguaya - 17 Dec at 10am EST / 3pm GMT
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December 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Years of declining investment in farmer education and extension services - as well under-investment in agriculture per se – is now affecting our ability to source quality raw materials in the quantities required to produce enough food for an increasing global population.

In many countries, farming is unattractive to young people. Few take it up as a profession. Those who do, usually do so by default and not by choice. Most young people leave the countryside and search for employment opportunities in cities.

How can we reverse these trends? 

Creating Lasting Change Through Public Private Partnerships


By Manfred Borer, Swisscontact Indonesia

Swisscontact promotes economic, social and environmental sustainability by supporting people to develop the skills they need to contribute to local commercial life.

For over fifty years, we’ve found that people possessing relevant market skills are those who have the greatest capacity to succeed in, and help transform, local economies.

The Self-Sufficient School - A Proposal for Quality Education


By Luis Cateura, Fundación Paraguaya

In many emerging countries, young people face similar situations in terms of education.

Overall, it makes little difference to vulnerable members of society whether they complete secondary education or not.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Farmers


By Hans Joehr, Head of Agriculture for Nestlé

Much of the debate around the future of food production focuses on whether we will be able to grow enough to feed the world’s increasing population.

Joyful Ceremony in Zambia Thanks Children International and Sponsors for School Feeding Program

School Feeding Programs in Zambia Help Improve School Attendance While Meeting Nutritional Needs
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Kansas City, MO, December 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Representatives from schools in Lusaka, Zambia, gathered at a joyful ceremony in Kanyama to thank Children International and Children International sponsors for the assistance their students have received through the School Feeding Program.

Lab-Grown Beef: A Meat Pie in the Sky?

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Cruelty free products abound in our 21st Century market place, from cosmetics to fake fur. But can you imagine a cruelty free filet mignon? It sounds like an oxymoron, or the stuff of a wacky sci-fi flick. But, as this week’s guest on Sea Change Radio explains, lab-grown meat is here and could hit the shelves within your lifetime.

2012 Ecolab Sustainability Report: Safe Food and Sustainable Results


Germs and disease threaten every environment around the world. Ecolab delivers solutions that prevent infection and protect the places where we eat, sleep, work, play and heal.

Ecolab’s approach to creating healthy environments encompasses a broad range of cleaning and sanitizing solutions, as well as protocols, training and tools. Microbiologists, chemists, entomologists — supported by chemical, electrical, mechanical and packaging engineers — work with our customers to identify real-world needs and innovate to develop the right solutions.

General Mills makes Health Improvements across all U.S. Categories


This year marks the 50th year that General Mills has had a dedicated nutrition department that has helped guide the development of our company’s nutrition guidelines. Today known as the General Mills’ Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, the company continues to have a passionate team of doctorate-and master-level scientists and registered dietitians that helps influence the development of products that nourish lives and contribute to healthy living.


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