This commentary, authored by Cargill Corporate Senior Vice President Joe Stone, appeared on Forbes on May 25, 2016.
For generations, farmers have been stewards of the land and have provided us with safe, affordable, and nutritious food. Yet, in the process, agriculture has been responsible for cutting down trees, impacting waterways, and contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.Our generation faces grand challenges—we have a unique opportunity to address the intersections of food security, sustainability, and nutrition. In order to meet short-term needs and long-term priorities, we need to build strong partnerships across sectors and borders that advance new solutions.
It’s time to shift our approach.
At Cargill, we are focusing on four priorities to build a more sustainable food system—land, water, climate, and supporting farmers.
By taking courageous action as a sector, we can protect the planet and nourish nine billion people by 2050.
Read the complete piece at www.forbes.com/sites/cargill/2016/05/25/sustainable-food-system