Feeding Growing Global Population Will Require

Feeding a growing population with more and better food is a unique challenge.

Feeding Growing Global Population Will Require

Craig Binetti
Feeding a growing population with more and better food is a unique challenge.  However, collaborative innovation creates lasting solutions, DuPont Nutrition & Health President Craig Binetti said at the 2011 Gulfood Exhibition and Conference this week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

“From farm to fork, DuPont has the opportunity to use science and technology to increase agricultural productivity, improve food quality and achieve long-term food security,” Craig said.

The world’s population will reach 7 billion this year – increasing by 150,000 people per day for the next 40 years.  This means the world will need to increase production of high nutritional value foods by 70% in that same period to meet the need.

Pioneer® brand seeds are sold to farmers in more than 90 countries around the world. 
“To increase nourishment for all requires solutions that are local.  What works in Brazil may not work in Dubai,” Craig said.  “Increasing food production and providing more and better foods locally will be imperative to helping address the world’s food challenges.”

Craig was joined by Eser Acarkan, DuPont food industry leader for Turkey, Middle East & Africa, and Heike van de Kerkhof, global director for DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region.

“DuPont is uniquely positioned to increase global food production across the value chain.  The Middle East is a key developing market with increasing emphasis on the food industry,” Eser said.

To see examples of our science at work within DuPont businesses, read the news release.

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