Tyson Foods has created the Coalition for Global Protein, a multi-stakeholder initiative to “advance the future of sustainable protein.”

The following are the expected objectives of the Coalition:

  • Increase understanding around the challenges of feeding a growing population with more varied and sustainable protein options
  • Identify new and creative solutions
  • Activate those solutions through pilot programs

Tyson noted that potential focus areas the Coalition could address include reducing food loss and waste, increasing access to protein, and safeguarding ecosystems. As part of the initial work of the Coalition, stakeholders will work together to align on the focus areas. The Coalition will publicly report on commitments and progress later this year.

This week at the 50th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Tyson Foods is convening leaders from the global protein industry, as well as academia, nongovernmental organizations, and financial institutions, to kick off the Coalition.

“We’re focused on uniting the world’s most influential, food-focused stakeholders around a shared purpose to build a future of protein that is sustainable and equitable across global communities—at every link in the supply chain,” said John R. Tyson, chief sustainability officer of Tyson Foods, in a company press release. “Igniting transformative change in our food system requires industry-wide collaboration and a willingness to go beyond our individual businesses through strong commitments and actions.”

Press release

In This Article

  1. Proteins
  2. Sustainability

More News right arrow

Henniez mineral water bottles now made of 75% recycled plastic

Nestlé Waters has announced that the entire plastic bottle range for the Swiss mineral water brand Henniez is now made of 75% recycled PET plastic (rPET).

Ardent Mills acquires Andean Naturals’ quinoa operations

Ardent Mills, a flour-milling and ingredient company, has announced its acquisition of Andean Naturals’ quinoa sourcing, cleaning, and packaging operation in Yuba City, Calif.

Enter Dow’s 2020 Packaging Innovation Awards competition

Dow has launched its call for entries for the 2020 Packaging Innovation Awards, an annual competition to recognize original thinking that is transforming the packaging landscape through enhanced user experience and improved sustainability.

United Nations declares 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched the United Nations’ International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) for 2020, which aims to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.

U.S. households may waste nearly a third of their food

A study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics calculated that American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire—a value of $240 billion annually or $1,800+ per household/year.

IFT Weekly Newsletter

Rich in industry news and highlights, the Weekly Newsletter delivers the goods in to your inbox every Wednesday.

Subscribe for free