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Givaudan Looks Towards the Future of Food

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Givaudan has announced its co-founding of the “Future Food Initiative,” a Swiss public-private partnership with the goal of expanding sustainable food and nutrition research.

The initiative, launched by Swiss research institutes ETH Zurich (Federal Institute of Technology) and EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), will focus on advancing food and nutrition research. Topics addressed will include the global challenges of healthy food production, affordable nutrition and sustainable supply chains.

“Givaudan is proud to be a co-founder of the Future Food Initiative,” said CEO Gilles Andrier. “As the leader in our industry, we have a responsibility to contribute to improving the sustainability of the food value chain. It is only through collaborations such as this, bringing together industry, academia and the brightest and best young scientists, that we will be able to address the future challenges of our food systems.”

Fabio Campanile, head of flavors science and technology added: “Aligned with our 2020 strategy of ‘Partnering for shared success’, this initiative gives us the opportunity to leverage our capabilities and share our skills and knowledge in flavor and taste science. We look forward to exploring new ideas and new approaches with our partners that lead to the development of consumer relevant and sustainable innovations.”