DuPont Leader Praises Farmers for Helping Solve the Global Food Challenge

New DuPont Pavilion at Indiana State Fair Fosters Collaboration

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James C. Borel

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.

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) August 03, 2012

DuPont Executive Vice President James C. Borel praised U.S. farmers and their families for their contributions to address global food security and stressed the importance of more collaboration at the opening of a pavilion focused on food and agriculture at the Indiana State Fair today.

“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,” said Borel. “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.”

Borel spoke to farmers, industry leaders and youth at the 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, including grains, proteins and other nutritious food. 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,” Borel said. “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.

To learn more about how DuPont is committed to driving food security efforts locally,
sustainably and collaboratively, visit foodsecurity.dupont.com.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

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Feeding the World

Responding to the challenge of global hunger, DuPont today announced goals for its contribution to help improve food security around the world."No one company, country or non-profit organization can meet the challenge of feeding the world alone. But each of us can commit to doing our part and hold ourselves accountable to make a meaningful contribution to this global challenge," said Ellen Kullman, DuPont Chair and CEO. "Establishing specific, measurable goals for what we can do to address that challenge is key to turning talk into results."


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