Philadelphia – Dr. Ann Beaulieu, vice president of R&D and regulatory at AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (“AgroFresh”) (NASDAQ:AGFS), will lend her expertise to an advisory council focused on improving access to nutritious foods, reducing food waste, advancing production systems for better nutrition, and developing crops with high nutritional value.
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is a non-profit organization established by the 2014 Farm Bill to build unique partnerships that fund innovative research in food and agriculture. Beaulieu will leverage her decades of experience and extensive knowledge of agriculture, chemistry and food supply chain systems as part of FFAR’s HealthAgriculture Nexus advisory council.
“Reducing food waste is a central tenant of AgroFresh’s mission and has been a focal point of my career,” said Beaulieu. “I look forward to collaborating with other experts to seek solutions to the important challenges facing agriculture and health.”
FFAR has identified six challenge areas that seek to solve large-scale problems in the food and agriculture industry. The Health-Agriculture Nexus challenge area supports research on inefficiencies in the food system, including the development of innovative technologies, transformational approaches, food waste reduction strategies and predictive methodologies that inform the supply of and demand for individual crops. Other advisory council members include academic, non-profit, civic and corporate leaders with complementary expertise across a range of agriculture topic areas, including leaders from ReFED, Feeding America and Dairy Management, Inc.
Learn more about AgroFresh’s commitment to fighting food waste by visiting the website.
AgroFresh (Nasdaq:AGFS) is a leading global innovator and provider of science-based solutions, data-driven technologies and experience-backed services to enhance the quality and extend the shelf life of fresh produce. For more than 20 years, AgroFresh has been revolutionizing the apple industry and has launched new innovative solutions in a variety of fresh produce categories from bananas to cherries and citrus to pears. AgroFresh supports growers, packers and retailers in ensuring post-harvest solutions across the industry enhance crop values while conserving our planet’s resources and reducing global food waste. Visit agrofresh.com to learn more.
About the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization originally established by bipartisan Congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, builds unique partnerships to support innovative and actionable science addressing today’s food and agriculture challenges. FFAR leverages public and private resources to increase the scientific and technological research, innovation, and partnerships critical to enhancing sustainable production of nutritious food for a growing global population. The FFAR Board of Directors is chaired by Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum, Ph.D., and includes ex officio representation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Science Foundation.
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