In his opening remarks at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF), Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of WEF, called for responsive and responsible leadership to advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The latest meeting – attended by more than 3,000 politicians, business executives, scientists, and heads of civil society – was one of the largest multi-stakeholder groups ever assembled.
“Quality is Our Recipe” is more than a slogan hanging on the wall of our restaurants. It’s a constant commitment to improve the quality of our menu and make our customers really happy and crave the food we craft.
Volunteering is good for you. Just Google “benefits of volunteering” and countless articles pop up citing the relationship between a person’s overall well-being and their contributions of time and talent to something they care about.
Volunteering feels good, too. Whether you’re packing meals at a food bank, cleaning up debris from a riverbank, planting an urban vegetable garden – or doing countless other meaningful activities – using your hands and heart to help others brings a real sense of joy and accomplishment.
In South Africa, Cargill employees packed food parcels for an organization providing school feeding programs. In South Sumatra and West Kalimantan, Indonesia, they provided more than 2,000 children access better nutrition. In Canada, they raised enough money to fund hundreds of thousands of meals.
Over the three months surrounding the United Nations World Food Day in October 2016, Cargill employees and businesses around the globe showcased the company’s commitment to nourishing the world in a series of programs and events focused on food security and nutrition.
Spanning across southern Minnesota from the South Dakota border in the west to the Wisconsin border in the east, Minnesota’s First Congressional District is home to some of the most productive agricultural land in America. Here you’ll find fertile soil, rich with nutrients that support the growth of a wide variety of crops.
In my district, like many others throughout the United States, farmers are the backbone of our economy. There are no better stewards of the land than those who depend on it for their livelihoods and the livelihoods of their families.
Helping neighbors In agricultural towns throughout the world, prospering farmers make for strong communities. Everywhere we operate, we strive to be much more than just a feed dealer. We seek to give farmers the best solutions to help grow their operations and livelihoods, and to make a positive impact through our operations, our business expertise, our employees’ time and skills, our partnerships, and our charitable giving.
Today, an estimated 795 million people are chronically undernourished. While undernutrition in developing countries has dropped significantly over the past 25 years, persistent and recurrent food crises continue in many countries around the world. The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network, or FEWS NET, predicts food crises during the first half of 2017 in all of the regions it monitors — East Africa, southern Africa, West Africa, Afghanistan and Central America.
Funding advanced Minneapolis children’s nutrition and education
MINNEAPOLIS, January 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Partnering with local non-profits, Wayzata-based food, agriculture and nutrition company Cargill is investing in improving the way Minneapolis kids eat, learn and learn to eat well. In addition to funding education programs, the Cargill Foundation contributed more than $1.9 million in grants in 2016 to improve access to nutritious food and nutrition education for more than 300,000 children ages 2-12 in the Twin Cities.
Grant will support nutrition education, diabetes prevention pilot and food safety measures
CHICAGO, December 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization, announced a $3 million grant from Cargill to provide children and families with nutrition solutions. This three year gift will help food banks provide nourishing meals to people in need by increasing access to fruits and vegetables, providing nutrition education, investing in a diabetes prevention pilot program and funding food safety measures to ensure the highest qualities of food distribution.