The challenge of food access and availability

Providing nutritious food to a rapidly growing global population is a challenge for today’s food systems1. As the global population reaches 8 billion and is predicted to pass 9 billion by 20502 the challenge of increasing food production without negatively impacting the environment grows.

We need to find a way to decrease our environmental impact while increasing our food production so that less of it gets wasted and vulnerable people no longer go hungry. 

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Pioneers of aseptic technology

We pioneered the use of aseptic technology and continue to innovate processing and packaging technologies to provide food protection throughout the product lifecycle. By extending the shelf life of food without the need for added preservatives or refrigeration, aseptic solutions contribute to food-system resilience. And our paper-based carton packaging helps prevent food waste by protecting food and beverages from physical damage, heat, light, and potentially harmful bacteria.

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Increasing locally produced quality milk

Through programmes like the Dairy Hub Model, we are supporting smallholder farmers to increase their productivity, market access, profitability, and livelihoods. We’re providing access to training services and technology needed to help them improve farm productivity, milk availability and quality.

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Bringing schools and farms together around nutrition

We have collaborated with customers, governments, stakeholders, and NGOs to develop School Feeding Programmes. By offering practical support and sharing expertise, we can contribute to improving access to nutritious beverages, reaching millions of children.

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How to feed a growing population

Hear what Arlene Mitchell, Executive Director at the Global Child Nutrition Foundation, says about securing safe & nutritious food for almost 10 billion people by 2050. A thought leader in the area of child nutrition, education and agriculture, she has previously worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UN World Food Programme.

Making perishable foods safe and available

Ensuring food safety, while continuing to lower the carbon footprint of the food value chain, is a key imperative for the food industry.

Innovation in ingredients

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Alternative proteins

We are innovating to source nutrients like protein in an efficient and sustainable way. And we are collaborating to turn by-products from food production into added-value ingredients, reducing food waste and making the most of raw materials.
In collaboration with Mycorena, we are producing a meat replacement product from fungi. Along with the potential for a lower carbon footprint3, there is the scope for significantly reduced land and water use, compared with traditional animal protein sources.

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Planting seeds for success

Another example is our engagement with Yelte, a start-up that is developing plant-based drinks from Hemp seeds, a unique raw material that is resource-efficient and nutritious. We have been testing the functionality of the hempseed-based drink to maintain a high protein content without affecting the mouthfeel.

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1The term ‘food systems’ refers to all the elements and activities related to producing and consuming food, and their effects, including economic, health, and environmental outcomes (OECD,, 2023).


3Sustainable food systems mean growing, producing, processing, packaging, distributing and consuming food without negatively impacting the planet. Retrieved from OECD. (2019). Accelerating Climate Action. Source: OECD iLibrary

4A sustainable food value chain is a food value chain that: is profitable throughout all of its stages (economic sustainability); has broad-based benefits for society (social sustainability); and has a positive or neutral impact on the natural environment (environmental sustainability). Source:,fiscally%20viable%20for%20public%20services

5“Responsible farming” means food and products that reflect the health and well-being of consumers as well as the farmers who produce them. Source:

6By positive impact we mean driving better outcome for our own workforce, workers and communities in our supply chain, workers in collection and recycling and people in our value chain affected by climate change and the transition to net-zero in the areas of labour, discrimination, hazardous working conditions and sustainable income, among others.