DSM Nutritional Products' vice president, Nutrition Improvement Program Oswaldo da Costa e Silva explains that the initiative is an integral part of the company's sustainabiltiy vision. Providing products for malnourished people around the world - and especially children in the crucial first 1000 days of life - can help them to develop and contribute to society and the economy.
He explains that the company provides vitamins and mineral for incorporation into staple food products around the world, and also develops some 'business to consumer' products with the World Food Program, which can boost nutrition in a tasty and enjoyable format. Its MixMe product, for example, was originally developed to help deal with nutrion emergencies in the aftermath of a cyclone in Bangladesh but later made available in other countries. DSM has now produced, distributed and sold 400 million sachets, benefitting 2 million people.
Editor Jess Halliday has the opportunity to sample some of the product concepts.