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New Reports with Profound Implications for PepsiCo’s Approach to Food and Farming

Two reports were recently released within a week of each other that highlight the continued presence of hunger in a world where obesity is increasing, and the long-term consequences for the environment given current farming practices in many parts of the world. Both are worth reading and have implications for PepsiCo. The first report, ‘2011 State of the World: Innovations that Nourish the Planet’, was produced by the Worldwatch Institute. The report is based on two years of extensive reviews of farming and food across Africa. It highlights the centrality of women as the major contributors to farming, the massive post harvest losses that remain common, and the importance of taking an ecological approach to addressing soil health. It is illustrated with many optimistic stories of real progress in boosting productivity in a continent that contains over 250 million of the world’s 1 billion hungry. The second... Read more

PepsiCo Academy of Science Awards: Nimbooz™ by 7UP

As Mehmood Khan wrote last month, the inaugural PepsiCo Academy of Science awards were held in September. He said we'd be telling you more about some of the innovations we recognized and today it's my pleasure to highlight some of the R&D behind our Nimbooz™ product. By way of background, about one percent of beverages consumed in India are in packages - the other 99 percent come from street vendors or are prepared in the home. Despite this tradition, the on-the-go consumer in India still has a need for a packaged beverage. Read more