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How PepsiCo is Working With Farmers to Feed the Next Billion People

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How PepsiCo is Working With Farmers to Feed the Next Billion People

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 12:00pm

As the world’s population grows, so does the concern about how exactly we will feed the next billion people on Earth.

Watch Robert ter Kuile, senior director of environmental sustainability of PepsiCo, talk about how PepsiCo is approaching the farming process to feed the next billion people.

“Globally we’re partnering directly with our farmers so we can increase productivity, reduce water consumption, reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But it’s also about growing local products” in Ethiopia, Mexico, and other countries, ter Kuile said. “Those local relationships – the ability to wok with the farmers to bring about those real changes – are absolutely critical.”

PepsiCo has global growing programs to have the best potato, oats and citrus crops in those geographical regions. It also has a commitment to reduce food waste, which, ter Kuile said, “is a huge problem as you’re looking to expand food production globally.”

Read more about how PepsiCo is helping to feed the next billion on GenConnect.