FAO, Danone to cooperate on global nutrition

21 Oct 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Danone have agreed to work together to improve global nutrition and food safety knowledge, and promote responsible agricultural value chains for more sustainable food systems.

The UN agency and Danone say they have a shared understanding of the need to scale up sustainable food and agricultural practices, and to provide people with access to more diverse and healthier foods.

FAO, Danone to cooperate on global nutrition

Sharing data and knowledge on this, specifically on nutrition, food safety and responsible investments in agriculture, will, it is said, help advance efforts to reach Sustainable Development Goal 2 - Zero Hunger.

"This agreement will help advance global efforts to improve nutrition and food safety, and make food systems more sustainable," said FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu at the signing of the agreement.

Emmanuel Faber, Chairman and CEO of Danone, said: "I am pleased to strengthen the ties between Danone and FAO by this agreement, and to work together towards regenerative agriculture practices and eating habits - in line with our ‘One Planet. One Health' vision. FAO holds a hugely critical agenda for our common future and it is core to Danone's goals to contribute to a collective effort in creating climate-resilient and future-proof food systems."

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FAO and Danone is based on four pillars:



+ Exchange information on emerging food safety issues, including new trends and drivers;



+ Share data on food consumption and nutrient intakes to improve knowledge and foster the adoption of healthier eating habits, starting with Egypt as a pilot country;



+ Exchange knowledge related to food systems and nutrition security through the provision by the FAO of its e-learning courses and digital certification to Danone employees;



+ Promote compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals and responsible business conduct in global agricultural supply chains.



To support the latter, FAO, in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), gathers practical recommendations and good practices to help address gaps between corporate policy commitments and implementation actions.

FAO and Danone are also committing to work together to promote the conservation, sustainable use, management and restoration of biodiversity for food and agriculture.

This will include: promoting sustainable production systems that integrate biodiversity considerations throughout value chains, as well as the restoration of landscapes to protect biodiversity present in and around production systems; and supporting the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.

Related tags

Innovation Market News

Related news

PepsiCo trials digital watermark to facilitate recycling in EU

PepsiCo trials digital watermark to facilitate recycling in EU

18 Sep 2020

To help tackle the looming issue of waste management in the European Union, PepsiCo is partnering with a consortium of 85 industry stakeholders and the European Brands Association (AIM) to pilot a digital watermark technology aimed at making recycling ...

Read more 
Reese’s launches snack cakes for breakfast

Reese’s launches snack cakes for breakfast

11 Sep 2020

Consumption of sweets and treats has increased in the United States as a result of the pandemic, and now consumers will have yet one more occasion on which to indulge: breakfast. Hershey’s just announced its Reese’s Snack Cakes, a chocolate cake filled...

Read more 
Israeli biotech startup prints carpaccio

Israeli biotech startup prints carpaccio

3 Sep 2020

Israeli startup MeaTech 3D has just produced the first building block to create the holy grail of alternative proteins: steak. The biotech startup successfully printed a layer of muscle tissues that resembled carpaccio and proved that sorting muscle an...

Read more 
Coca-Cola introduces recyclable paperboard rings on its multi-packs

Coca-Cola introduces recyclable paperboard rings on its multi-packs

31 Aug 2020

As a result of its effort to remove all unnecessary hard to recycle plastic from its portfolio in Western Europe, Coca-Cola is introducing a paperboard packaging alternative called CanCollar in Spain.

Read more 
Thanks to the pandemic, foodtech booms during Q2

Thanks to the pandemic, foodtech booms during Q2

28 Aug 2020

The foodtech ecosystem was already evolving rapidly, but when the pandemic shifted business across the globe, technology-driven growth became even more vital to the CPG ecosystem. Plant-based products, cellular agriculture, online grocery and VC invest...

Read more 
Australia is converting stale beer into electricity

Australia is converting stale beer into electricity

21 Aug 2020

When lockdowns closed pubs, watering holes around Australia found themselves saddled with kegs of ales and lagers that were slowly passing their expiration date. However, instead of dumping them down the drain – which would require additional disposal ...

Read more 
Australia’s The Product Makers create gold chocolate using sugar cane extract

Australia’s The Product Makers create gold chocolate using sugar cane extract

13 Aug 2020

Australian ingredients company The Product Makers (TPM) has gone for the gold and isolated a sugarcane extract called Saccharum officinarum to create a golden chocolate. The company says that the extract can be used as a natural colorant but also has p...

Read more 
KFC invests in the future of chicken with bioprinting

KFC invests in the future of chicken with bioprinting

11 Aug 2020

Fast food chain KFC is working to produce the world’s first lab-produced, bioprinted chicken nuggets in partnership with Moscow-based 3D Bioprinting Solutions. The restaurant said that it is working toward creating a “restaurant of the future” where th...

Read more 
Two plant-based investment arms are created and invest in ice cream

Two plant-based investment arms are created and invest in ice cream

28 Jul 2020

Two plant-based startups have migrated into the ranks of venture capitalists. Perfect Day recently created The Urgent Company in order to develop CPG products from its animal-free dairy proteins, and Jason Karp, the co-founder of Hu snacks started Huma...

Read more 
Anheuser-Busch releases Busch Light Apple beer

Anheuser-Busch releases Busch Light Apple beer

24 Jul 2020

It’s not yet fall, but Anheuser-Busch launched an apple-flavored lager under its Busch Light line. This is the first time in 65 years that the Busch Beer brand has released a flavored beer product, and it will be available for a limited time in select ...

Read more