Mars Food Commits to 100 Percent Sustainably Sourced Rice by 2020
MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Mars Food, in partnership with the Sustainable Rice Platform, (SRP), a global alliance of agricultural research institutions, agri-food businesses, public sector and civil society organizations convened by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), today announced the first global standard for sustainable rice at the 5th Annual Plenary Meeting and Assembly here.
By Ron Cotterman, Vice President, Sustainability, Sealed Air
These days, many of us have heard the statistics about the need to feed a growing global population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, the 800 million malnourished people in the world, and the substantial amount of food, more than a third, that is wasted in both developed and developing countries. But other than headlines and news stories, what is the connection with the U.S. food consumer?
By Karl Deily, President of the Food Care Division at Sealed Air
The global food supply consistently produces enough food to feed every single person in the world. And yet, nearly 1 billion people are undernourished and another 1 billion are going hungry every year.
Last month, world leaders met at the United Nations to define the sustainable development agenda through 2030. This is important, because there is tremendous power in coming together across 193 countries to discuss what it takes to build a world we can all live and thrive in.
The fight against food waste just got some powerful allies. The USDA and EPA joined with Sodexo and other private sector organizations to set the first national goal for reducing the food waste sent to landfills in half by 2030.
Finalists announced for the world’s first food system focused biomimicry innovation accelerator
September 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Earlier this year, hundreds of people from around the world took on a challenge to fix our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Now, eight finalist teams have been invited to prototype their solutions in an accelerator program that will award $100,000 to the top contender in an effort to increase speed to market for biomimetic solutions to global problems.
By Dan Daggett, Ph.D., Executive Director, Global Sustainability
Earlier this year, we launched Sealed Air’s Better Way for Life Plan and 2020 Sustainability Goals. As you would expect, a lot of work was done behind the scenes to set such aggressive commitments. To make sure we weren’t creating a strategy in a vacuum, we collected feedback from suppliers, customers, and non-governmental organizations to gain valuable insights and identify the most material issues to the company and our key stakeholders. The results were Sealed Air’s first materiality assessment and matrix.
By Ron Cotterman, Vice President of Sustainability, Sealed Air Corporation
Addressing global food security is one of our society’s most pressing challenges as we work to ensure global communities have access to safe, nutritious food while minimizing waste and environmental impacts. As part of our vision to create a better way for life, we are working at Sealed Air to develop and implement innovations to address food security challenges. Awareness of these challenges has increased dramatically in recent years as a result of significant media attention following a multitude of new research studies revealing startling trends:
Mother Nature has so much to teach us, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the high impact of things like weather patterns and natural disasters. But the concept of Biomimicry is based on the idea that Mother Nature is a master designer, and if we take inspiration from those designs, we can create manmade things that will improve our lives, naturally.