Soy farmers highlight global food security efforts
October 20, 2021 By Nicole Heslip Filed Under: Food, Food Security, News
U.S. soy farmers are highlighting work to improve global food security as part of World Food Day at this week’s World Food Prize.
Gena Perry is with the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH), a program of the American Soybean Association. She tells Brownfield their organization has seen the value of associations in connecting food supply chains, improving food security, and they’re sharing success stories from other parts of the world.
“We want to improve food security and close that protein gap, making sure that protein around the world through eggs, fish, poultry, or other human food is more affordable and accessible,” she says.
She says their virtual event this year brings international attention to food security with a panel including speakers from the American Soybean Association, Women and Poultry Value Chain in Ghana, and Cambodian Aquaculturist Association.
Meanwhile, CropLife America is expressing gratitude for farmers around the world who produce safe and nutritious food. CEO Chris Novak tells Brownfield a truly sustainable agriculture system uses pesticides to prevent deforestation, sequester greenhouse gases, and preserve native wildlife habitat.
In the United States, agricultural innovations and technologies including pesticides, better seeds, and improved farm equipment—have allowed food to remain affordable and accessible.
He says their organization will continue to invest in research to help farmers, improve the safety and quality of food, and reduce hunger across the globe.
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