DuPont Leader Praises Farmers for Helping Solve the Global Food Challenge

DuPont News, August 7, 2012


James Borel

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DuPont Executive Vice President Jim Borel visited the Indiana State Fair last week, praising U.S. farmers for their contributions to address global food security, while also stressing the importance of continued collaboration in that effort.

“The challenges to feeding the world grow more complex each day, but I am optimistic that together we can bring real solutions to address them. No one company, region, government or organization can do this alone,” Jim said. “Farmers, in particular, play an important role in helping to feed the world; and I realize this year, they are facing a number of challenges. But I am confident that farmers will continue to rise up to meet the needs of a growing population.”

Jim spoke to farmers, industry leaders and youth at the Indiana State Fair’s new DuPont Food Pavilion, designed to engage fair-goers in the food security mission by showcasing products grown in Indiana for the local and global marketplace. The Pavilion also connects consumers with important information about global food security through interactive activities and encourages them to support efforts to ensure enough food for our growing population.

“I hope that attendees are inspired to join the fight against hunger,” said Jim. “We need to engage as many people, sectors and institutions as possible to help find local solutions to this global challenge.”

The Pavilion is open for the duration of the Indiana State Fair, which runs from August 3 - 19, and is available for use year-round. The Pavilion will feature interactive opportunities to learn more about the many dynamics of food, healthy and nutritious eating, agriculture, food production and youth education.