Participants drive the success of any role-playing exercise, and Food Chain Reaction will be no exception. To model real-world situations and global reaction as accurately as possible, we’ve brought together high-level decision makers from all over the world, representing nations, international institutions, and the private sector. This group will collaborate, negotiate, make decisions, and confront tradeoffs while dealing with a chain reaction of consequences resulting from their actions.
Our player profile series showcases some of the many participants who have generously given their time, energy, and enthusiasm to helping make Food Chain Reaction a success.
Q & A with Jim Mize, Sealed Air Corporation
Team: Team: Business & Investors
Why is food security important to you and your organization?
The vision for the Food Care Division of Sealed Air Corporation is to improve access to a safer, higher quality and more sustainable food and beverage supply chain. Our objective is to accomplish this through packaging and hygiene solutions that provide improved food safety, extended shelf-life, and greater operational efficiency, all while building our customers’ brands.
If you could do one thing to create a more food secure future what would it be?
According to the UNFAO, over one-third of the food produced is never consumed. This represents both a waste of resources and a detriment to food security. If I could choose one thing to create a more food secure future, it would be to reduce food waste throughout the chain from the farm to the home.
What do you hope to achieve through Food Chain Reaction?
This simulation will provide insights into the interaction of forces that impact food security. A better understanding of the root causes of waste will help us identify where to engage resources and where to partner to tackle the food waste problem, and in turn, improve food security.
Jim Mize is the Global Solutions Leader for the Knowledge-Based Services group in Sealed Air Corporation. In this role, Jim helps develop tools to reduce food waste through yield improvement and greater operational efficiency in the preparation of perishable foods including fresh meats, processed meats, dairy products, and prepared foods. Jim is also a past chairman of the Flexible Packaging Association. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech, with an MS degree in Agricultural Economics and a BS degree in Forestry. He is a thirty-five year employee of Sealed Air Corporation, the global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection serving customers in 175 countries.