Reshaping the Path to a More Sustainable Food System at #WWS2018
Jennifer "JJ" Davis
That was another big topic at the Summit. Naveen Jain, founder of Moon Express and Viome, said it best– “multidisciplinary problems need many people to solve them.” It will take government, private sector, educators, activists and NGOs all working together to bring safe, affordable, nutritious, sustainable food to people everywhere. Justin firmly believes, and I completely agree, that “the way to our future is through collaboration and partnerships. Even if the parties have diametrically opposing views, we must focus on our shared values to reshape food.”
At Tyson Foods, we have started down this path working with others to create a more sustainable food system:
- We collaborated with the World Resources Institute (WRI) on setting science-based targets aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions across our entire supply chain 30% by 2030. Our target has been approved by the Science Based Target Initiative, and we are defining metrics, building teams and putting in a process to attain our target.
- Our Tyson Innovation Lab launched ¡Yappah!, a line of chicken crisps created to help fight food waste and capitalize on the growth of protein snacking. The products are crafted with Tyson chicken breast trim that is full of flavor and protein and combines it with rescued vegetable puree from juicing or rescued Molson Coors spent grain from beer brewing
- We’re working with FoodLogiQ to connect our entire supply chain digitally, allowing for improved food safety and traceability.
The future is now. The decisions and investments we make today shape the global food system of the future. We are all in! I am excited to continue this conversation with the women who spoke and attended the World Woman Summit using @TysonFoods, #WWS2018 and #RaisingExpectations on Twitter.
Published October 17, 2018.
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