AgroFresh Vice President of R&D and Regulatory Dr. Ann Beaulieu Joins USDA-Backed Advisory Council
- by Maggie Mead
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AgroFresh Solutions' Vice President of R&D and Regulatory, Dr. Ann Beaulieu, will soon be lending her expertise to the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), an advisory council focused on improving access to nutritious foods, developing crops with high nutritional value, advancing production systems for better nutrition, and reducing food waste.
“Reducing food waste is a central tenant of AgroFresh’s mission and has been a focal point of my career,” Beaulieu commented. “I look forward to collaborating with other experts to seek solutions to the important challenges facing agriculture and health.”
FFAR is a non-profit organization, established by the 2014 Farm Bill to develop unique partnerships that fund innovative research in food and agriculture. According to a press release, Beaulieu will leverage her decades of experience and extensive knowledge of chemistry, agriculture, and food supply chain systems as part of FFAR’s Health-Agriculture Nexus advisory council.
The organization has identified six challenge areas that attempt to target large-scale problems in the food and agriculture industry. Supporting research on inefficiencies in the food system, the Health-Agriculture Nexus includes inquiries into the development of innovative technologies, transformational approaches, food waste reduction strategies, and predictive methodologies that inform the supply of and demand for individual crops. The rest of the advisory council is set to be filled with 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.
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