food security

Spurring Nutrition for Children in India

by Claudine Galloway

Malnutrition is India’s silent crisis.

About 20 percent of India’s population lives on less than US$1.90 a day, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

General Mills works to advance nutrition wellness in India through unique partnerships with global and local nonprofits, starting with the country’s school meal programs. For school children, a nourishing daily meal can make a remarkable difference.

North Market is More Than a Grocery Store

by Claudine Galloway

Imagine bringing your groceries home in a wheeled suitcase. That’s what the self-proclaimed “luggage club,” a group of senior citizens in north Minneapolis, use to transport their groceries after their 20-minute bus rides to the nearest grocery store.

They’re buying food staples intended to last two weeks.

Why? Because it’s a lot easier to tow groceries in a suitcase than to lug multiple bags of groceries in paper or plastic.

A Vision for a Healthy India

A Q&A with Pawan Agarwal, CEO of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

What are some of the challenges facing India from a food safety perspective?

Achieving the UN’s Global Goals: How Nestlé Plays its Part

by Chavanne Hanson

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.

Unreasonable Impact | Harnessing Nature Through Biotechnology to Impact Food, Water, and Health

by Brittany Lane

Richcore India develops and delivers biotechnology solutions that conserve food, water, and energy, in addition to improving health. They create animal origin free (AOF) proteins for pharmaceutical companies that manufacture medicines like insulin and vaccines. In fact, their solutions are already present in one in three vaccines and one in four insulin shots globally. Their various solutions are also suitable for industries as diverse as cosmetics, textiles, and dairy.

Planting Seeds for the Future of Food

by Duncan Pollard

The Food System is facing unprecedented challenges. It needs to meet the nutritional needs of a growing population and grow our food in a manner that does not exceed societal and planetary boundaries. This is against a backdrop of climate change that will strain productivity in many parts of the world and put more pressure on water and land use.

35 Leading Businesses Bring FReSH Momentum to Address Food Systems Challenges

Press Release

GENEVA & STOCKHOLM, June 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum , the ‘Food Reform for Sustainability and Health’ (FReSH) program announced that it is welcoming 10 new members, for a total of 35 leading global companies: AXA, Bureau Veritas, Cargill, Deloitte, Edelman, KDD, Olam, Sealed Air, Sonae and Symrise.

The War Between Farm and Forest


By Sofia Faruqi, manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute 

Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife. The grasslands are home not only to elephants and zebras but also to cows and goats.

Strengthening the World’s Largest School Meals Program

by Grant Moos

General Mills is reliving an important part of its history in school meals and fortification – but in an emerging market in a slightly different way.

The General Mills Foundation announced a two-year, $500,000 grant to the World Food Program (WFP) last month to advance a pilot program to fortify rice and other staples served daily at the mid-day meal in India to nearly 140,000 school children.


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