Food security was the topic for an address Wednesday to the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Forum by DuPont Executive Vice President Jim Borel.
“We need a new generation of food visionaries who can see the tremendous opportunity made possible by the simple fact that people have to eat,” Borel said.
The DuPont executive talked about the need for local solutions, information transfer, sustainability in a broad sense, and collaboration. His best quote was about technology. “There’s more technology in a kernel of seed corn than there is in an iPhone,” and even more than that, there’s more hope to feed the world.
The IFAMA forum also included a workshop on the Global Food Security Index, developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by DuPont to facilitate dialogue about measuring food affordability, availability, safety and quality on a country-by-country basis.
Borel encouraged the IFAMA attendees to seriously consider the question “How will you help feed the world?”Interview with DuPont Exec Jim Borel