DSM aims to help ensure accessible, affordable, healthy nutrition, and healthy livelihoods within planetary boundaries, according to a press release. The newfood system commitments are:
- Enable the micronutrient gap of 800 million vulnerable people to be closed through fortified staple foods and health supplements that deliver a proven and cost-effective method of combating malnutrition; as well as empowering consumers to achieve healthier diets
- Support the immunity of 500 million people. DSM will promote healthier diets and also develop and launch new innovative solutions like ampli-D, which helps boost vitamin D levels in the body in weeks.
- Enable double-digit on-farm livestock emission reductions. Specifically, the company is looking to attain a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from dairy production; a 30% reduction in ammonia emissions from swine farming; and a 30% reduction in phosphorus emissions from poultry farming. This will be done partially by feeding cows a quarter teaspoon of feed additive Bovaer daily to reduce enteric methane emission by approximately 30%, enabling a 10-12% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per kilo of milk.
- Reach 150 million people with nutritious, sustainable plant-based protein foods, through innovations that produce tasty, nutritious plant-based alternatives to meat, fish, or dairy.
- Support the livelihoods of 500,000 smallholder farmers across value chains together with partners, in part through scaling up DSM’s social enterprise model Africa Improved Foods, a public-private partnership that produces nutritious and affordable fortified foods for and with local communities.