Exactly a year ago on World Food Day 2017, Mars and some of our global partners, said “game on!” to a toxin pervasive in many food supply chains - aflatoxin. Since then people from around the world have been working to investigate new approaches with the objective of creating the demise of aflatoxin. In this case, with a computer simulation called Foldit.
New program has potential to save 55-60 million pounds of food per year
October 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, on World Food Day, Feeding America announced the national expansion of a pilot program to rescue food, in partnership with manufacturers and their carriers on the road. Each year, 40 percent of food in the United States goes to waste. This program, known as MealConnect Logistics, has already facilitated the donation of more than 580,000 pounds of food to the Feeding America network of food banks in the pilot phase.
Matt Pakula, Senior Manager of Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Today is World Food Day.
It’s a reminder that the ache of hunger is present for millions of people around the globe. But while we live in a world that often seems more focused on large-scale solutions, when it comes hunger relief, sometimes it's the simplest solutions that can transform seemingly small ripples into waves of impact.
Solutions can take many forms. Sharing knowledge to give a hand-up, not a hand out, is one example. Another is the small acts of neighborliness and kindness that allow people to keep their dignity.
Tuesday is World Food Day, yet 1 in 11 households in Minnesota struggle with hunger. The issue is as pervasive as it is quiet, and many of our neighbors endure the challenge of putting enough food on the table. At the same time, 40 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted each year. Over the past year, General Mills and Feeding America partnered to create an innovative solution to connect surplus food in the delivery system with families in need.
Feeding the world is a mounting challenge for our food system, as climate change impacts collide with burgeoning population growth. And more mouths to feed means demand is rising globally for resource-intensive meat, just as water scarcity and challenges such as deforestation accelerate. But today on World Food Day, I see exciting trends that give me hope. The food sector is beginning to step up. More and more food companies are doing their part to tackle urgent sustainability challenges, while also ensuring our long-term global food security.
On World Food Day, Amway’s Nutrilite™ Power of 5K brought 50,000 runners and walkers from around the globe to fight childhood malnutrition.
Over 3 million children die each year as a result of malnutrition and those who survive are often challenged with health and development problems for the rest of their lives.
The Nutrilite Power of 5 Campaign is designed to build awareness of childhood malnutrition, address the critical need for proper nutrition during the first 5 years of life and offer a way that everyone can help.
Today, approximately 54 percent of the global population lives in an urban area and the United Nations expects that by 2050, urban dwellers will make up 66 percent of the population. With the global rise of urbanization, we are becoming increasingly disconnected from our food sources. We know that in the United States, for example, food travels 4,200 miles on average from farm to consumer. And with the explosion of the food e-commerce market, food must travel one step further to customers’ doorsteps.
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.
WITH YOUR HELP, WE DID IT! Amway's Nutrilite Power of 5 Campaign exceed its 2016 goal of providing nutrition to more than 14,000 malnourished children by distributing more than 5 million servings of Nutrilite Little Bits. By year’s end, the campaign will have served 30,000 children in 15 countries around the globe. Now it's time for a new goal: Over the 1,000 days following World Food Day 2016, the campaign will expand to provide nutrition to more than 500,000 malnourished children. Why 1,000 days?