Food waste can contribute to the ongoing issue of malnutrition in many countries worldwide, as well as the squandering of valuable natural resources. Slashing food waste is a challenge many businesses are beginning to tackle and successfully doing so can bring significant benefits, both financial and environmental, to producers, retailers, and consumers alike. The Consumer Goods Forum has been providing a platform for shared resources under the auspices of their ‘Resolution on Food Waste’ since 2015.
The world produces enough food to feed every individual, yet almost 690 million people continue to go hungry. The irony is that many of those who are undernourished spend their days growing food for others.
HOUSTON and LONDON, May 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Baker Hughes Foundation has announced a $150,000 grant to five organizations that promote food security in local communities. The funds will help the organizations provide food and basic services to meet increased demand prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2019, members of The Consumer Goods Forum issued a clear call to action for retailers and manufacturers in the UK to come together to help tackle the UK’s growing range of public health issues on both diet and non-diet related issues. The Collaboration for Healthier Lives UK initiative was then born, with members agreeing on a series of in-store interventions across the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, which are home to 600,000 residents and over 200 grocery stores.
As Anne Frank wrote in her diary, “hunger is not a problem, it is an obscenity.” This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to author Sharman Apt Russell about her book entitled Within Our Grasp: Childhood Malnutrition Worldwide and the Revolution Taking Place to End It. We look at some of the areas around the globe plagued by hunger, learn how countries like Brazil and Vietnam have made strides in battling childhood malnutrition and examine how health care professionals and food companies are changing the way they try to tackle this obscenity.
Herbalife Nutrition and Feed the Children stand together to support the world's growing nutrition needs
The pandemic has impacted the world in ways no one could have imagined. Seemingly overnight, global supply chains were disrupted, businesses came to a standstill, and the population grappled with the most significant health crisis in a generation. The pandemic laid bare another global challenge – hunger.
When the pandemic struck, demand for food increased at the Food Bank of South Jersey, an organization dedicated to helping the food insecure.
So, when PSEG and the PSEG Foundation donated $150,000 to the Pennsauken, New Jersey-based organization as part of the Foundation’s COVID-19 support grants, the funds were “sufficient to feed almost a half-million meals,” said Fred Wasiak, president and CEO of the Food Bank of South Jersey, calculating that a single dollar can provide more than three meals.
Herbalife Nutrition Foundation provides children and families with the nourishment, care, and education they need to thrive
Good nutrition is about more than just having enough food to eat – Herbalife Nutrition Foundation’s Casa programs provide children and families with the nourishment, care, and education they need to thrive today and spread their wings tomorrow. That’s why they provide millions of dollars in funding each year to orphanages, hospitals, schools, and organizations in over 57 countries.
New tools launched today by The Consumer Goods Forum and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition are driving employer action
PARIS, April 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ – One in three people worldwide suffers from malnutrition today, making it a massive global concern impacting individuals, businesses, and economies alike – in both developing and developed countries. The health impacts of COVID-19 on workforces are bringing heightened concerns to businesses worldwide. In response, employers around the globe are increasingly investing in the nutritional health of their employees, realising the strong return on investment that comes with a healthy workforce.