DuPont Leader Encourages Next Generation to Get Involved in Global Food
DuPont Pioneer President Paul Schickler urged leaders from across government,
business and non-profit organizations to invest in today's youth to solve the
greatest challenge of tomorrow's generation -- feeding 9 billion people.
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Today, DuPont Pioneer
President Paul Schickler urged leaders from across government, business and
non-profit organizations to invest in today's youth to solve the greatest
challenge of tomorrow's generation – feeding 9 billion people. Schickler spoke
at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Symposium and shared stories of
outstanding students who have made a commitment to feeding a growing world
"My parents' generation put a man on the moon; my generation put a computer in
every pocket. Feeding the world will be the great challenge of generations to
come," Schickler said. "It is a challenge that will need to engage the best
minds in information technology to food processing, international trade to
water and land resources, political reform to culinary sciences. Together, I
know we can feed the world."
This year's symposium, for the first time, included university students
nominated by leaders in food and agriculture to represent the future
scientists, engineers, policy makers, and more who are critical to increasing
food production worldwide. Schickler shared several students' stories of how
they will combat world hunger in their lifetime at the conference.
"We must ask ourselves what we are doing to support today's leaders,
scientists and farmers who are feeding the world, and that next generation who
will take our place," Schickler said. "The collaborations and innovations that
will increase global food security will be fueled most of all by the
enthusiasm of generations to come."
DuPont has committed to engage more than 2 million young people in food and
agriculture educational opportunities by 2020 as one of the company's food
goals unveiled in 2012. A fast-growing world population coupled with
increasing urbanization and protein demands are driving the need for more
talented young people to consider careers in agriculture. Over the last six
years, DuPont Pioneer has created more than 1,000 jobs a year and continues to
To learn more about how DuPont is committed to driving food security efforts
locally, sustainably and collaboratively, visit
DuPont (NYSE:DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the
global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services
since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers,
governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such
global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere,
decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the
environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to
inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.
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