Dole Is Committed To Combatting The Global Crisis Of Food Insecurity

With the Covid-19 pandemic, global food insecurity is at an all-time high. UNICEF estimates that around 800 million people went hungry in 2020. To help combat this crisis, Dole Sunshine Company recently made a promise to make nutritious foods accessible to one billion people by 2025. The food company has enlisted Dr. Lara Ramdin to serve as its first Chief Innovation Officer, leading innovation and sustainability efforts. These include reducing fruit loss, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and eliminating fossil-based plastic waste.

In 2020, Dole

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SuperSNAP helps households with food insecurity to buy healthy food

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Food insecurity is associated with an unhealthy diet. Also, supplemental nutrition support programs (SNAPs), formerly known as food stamps, reduce food anxiety, but it is unclear if beneficiaries will be able to purchase adequate health foods. Therefore, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture sponsored the creation of Super SNAP. This provides SNAP beneficiaries with an additional $ 40 per month to buy fruits and vegetables without the addition of sugar, sodium or fat.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are investigating the effectiveness of SuperSNAP, which operates through a

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