Jan 23, 2015

Nestlé CEO says collaboration needed to feed a growing world

Rice field

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an editorial written by Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke in which he calls for a multistakeholder approach to address the challenge of food and nutrition security.

“I am an optimist: I have seen how the global food system has transformed over time to respond to population growth and societal needs. In the last 150 years, changes in this system have enabled us to feed a population that has grown from just over 1 billion in 1850 to 2.2 billion in 1940 and 7.2 billion in 2013,” Mr Bulcke writes.

“The transformation that took place in the food system last century did not happen by itself; it was the result of human ingenuity, action and collaboration” he added.

Read the full editorial on the WEF website.

Mr Bulcke will speak this evening at the WEF Open Forum on the session entitled, Should Business Lead the Social Agenda. The session is scheduled to start from 18:30 CET.

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