Food Security

Food Security

The growing global population – and the need for more and more nutritious food to feed us all – has particularly captured our attention as a company because of the sweeping challenges involved.

Today, the world faces unprecedented obstacles brought on, in part, by a global population that has already grown to more than seven billion people. By 2050, that number will grow to more than nine billion. From farm to table, our company plays a significant role along the entire food value chain, which is why this issue has become a central focus for DuPont.

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Global Food for Thought: Guest Commentary by DuPont’s Krysta Harden
Today, guest commentary from Krysta Harden, DuPont Vice President of Public Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer, has published a post on The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA), Global Food For Thought blog. Confronting Our Biggest Challenges: Innovation and Collaboration Will Drive Food Security, was submitted in advance of Harden’s participation on a panel in the upcoming...
Apr 20, 2017 8:30 AM ET
Relentless Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water
In his opening remarks at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF), Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of WEF, called for responsive and responsible leadership to advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  The latest meeting – attended by more than 3,000 politicians, business executives, scientists, and heads of civil society – was one of the largest multi-stakeholder groups ever...
Feb 22, 2017 8:10 AM ET
Delivering Sustainable Progress and Profitability for Farmers on a Warming Planet
Adapted from comments made by Dawn Rittenhouse, DuPont director of sustainability, at a side event hosted by DuPont, One Acre, and Farm Journal at the 2016 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue on October 13th, 2016.  Farmers have always had the challenge of variable weather patterns.  A...
Nov 29, 2016 8:30 AM ET
Trends in Global Food Security 2016
The 2016 Global Food Security Index ( was relaunched on June 9, 2016 at a congressional briefing in Washington, DC. The event was organized by DuPont and the Alliance to End...
Jul 20, 2016 10:30 AM ET
Global Food Security Index a Call to Action
Five years ago, DuPont commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit to develop the Global Food Security Index (GFSI). While the Index seeks to answer a simple question – how food secure is a country? – in reality, it presents a clarion call to action for governments, farmers, non-governmental organizations and agricultural companies alike.  The Index findings send a clear message:...
Jun 22, 2016 10:15 AM ET