There are nearly 800 million people who suffer from hunger worldwide, the vast majority in developing countries. Through the power of chemistry, ICCA is helping end hunger, enhance food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Chemistry is instrumental in increasing agricultural production to meet the basic nutritional needs of a growing world population.
Chemical-based products deliver essential nutrients to soil, enhance crop yield, protect plants from pest infestation and slow soil erosion – resulting in a safe, abundant food supply.
Fortifying staple foods with micronutrients during the production process, the nutritional value of foods increases and improves the nutritional status among low-income population groups.
Nobel Prize-winning technology identifies disease-causing “bugs” before they reach store shelves and our homes, helping detect contamination and improve food safety.
Plastic packaging plays a major role in protecting fresh, processed and prepared food. Plastics’ sealant and tamper-proof properties help protect food and extend its shelf life.