Tyson Foods has announced the creation of the Coalition for Global Protein, a multi-stakeholder initiative to ‘advance the future of sustainable protein.’
The expected objectives of the Coalition will be to increase understanding around the challenges of feeding a growing population with more varied and sustainable protein options, identifying new and creative solutions and activating those solutions through pilot programs.
A statement from Tyson suggested that potential focus areas the Coalition could address include reducing food loss and waste, increasing access to protein and safeguarding ecosystems.
To mark the creation of the Coalition, Tyson will host a meeting with leaders and stakeholders in the global protein industry at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The goal is to unite stakeholders across the food and agriculture sectors to identify and implement new and creative solutions to sustainably feed the world’s growing population. The conversation will be moderated by Lawrence Haddad, executive director of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition.
At this time, no other stakeholders in the Coalition have been announced.
Noel White, CEO of Tyson Foods, said: “As one of the world’s largest food companies, we want to help ensure the responsible production of affordable, nutritious food for generations to come.
“We’re introducing this Coalition because we know that we cannot achieve this alone. Collective commitment and immediate action are needed to deliver the greatest impact on the future of sustainable food production.”
Lawrence Haddad added: “Efforts to make the production of high-protein foods more sustainable must continue.
“These foods, many from animal sources, are vital for the healthy growth of young children, especially those who already have poor quality diets.
“So, it is vital that their production can be undertaken in a way that respects planetary environmental boundaries. This Coalition promises to be a valuable addition to our collective efforts to square this circle.”
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