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Corporations launched „Food Reform for Sustainability and Health“
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Arla, Bayer, Danone, Nestlé, Unilever and other global corporations announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos their commitment to change the global food system in terms of sustainability and health.
Under the leadership of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the EAT Foundation (EAT) at all 25 companies, also including DuPont, Evonik, Firmenich, Givaudan, Google, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo, Rabobank, Solvay and Syngenta, announced the launch of FReSH- the Food Reform for Sustainability and Health program. The program is open for more companies to participate.
„FReSH is designed to accelerate transformational change in global food systems, to reach healthy, enjoyable diets for all, that are produced responsibly within planetary boundaries. To achieve this ambitious goal, FReSH has brought business and science to work together. It draws on knowledge and efforts from premier research institutions, and is working with the business community to develop successful, high-impact solutions“, explains the WBCSD website.
Gunhild Stordalen, Founder and President, EAT Foundation says: „What we eat and how we produce it drives some of our greatest health and environmental challenges. On the other hand, getting it right on food is our greatest opportunity to improve the health of people and planet. This will require concerted action across disciplines and sectors – and business will be a key part of the solution.“
FReSH explains it will catalyze change across the food systems, taking into account local eating patterns, by focusing on
* developing guidelines on healthy and sustainable diets taking into account social and environmental considerations;
* Food production adjustment, including formulation and offering to help achieve healthy and sustainable diets;
* Food consumption reorientation to strengthen demand for healthy and sustainable diets;
* Improvement of food sourcing and reduction of food loss and waste
* Measurement, reporting and communicating progress.