DSM joins New York Academy of Sciences nutrition council
This landmark move will bring together the best scientific research and development competences available on nutrition to address global hidden hunger (micronutrient deficiency) in rich and poor countries alike. In collaboration with the World Health Organization this initiative will shape the global nutrition science research agenda and facilitate a multi-sectorial action plan. The objective is for this body of research to be used to help donor countries, development organisations, and governments design and implement more effective nutrition programmes.
Through its participation on the Council, DSM continues to demonstrate its commitment to tackling the problem of hidden hunger through its various partnerships. Since 2007, DSM has maintained a strategic partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme and is one of the founding members of the Amsterdam Initiative Against Malnutrition (AIM), amongst others. DSM’s efforts have recently been recognised by the international community, which conferred on DSM the United Nations Development Programme World Business and Development Award and awarded DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma with the United Nations Association of New York Humanitarian of the Year Award.
“I am excited and honored to be part of such an ambitious and one-of-a-kind initiative and having the opportunity to work with such a prestigious group of experts,” commented Manfred Eggersdorfer, Senior Vice President Nutrition Science & Advocacy, DSM Nutritional Products. “The design and implementation of successful nutrition programs requires serious research and I hope that our work can help scientists, governments and organizations around the world tackle one of the most serious global health problems, which, until recently has been underappreciated and often misunderstood.”
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