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Global Ingredient Manufacturer Leads Conversation on Food Security
Kemin President and CEO featured as global leader on advancing global nutrition

DES MOINES, Iowa (October 19, 2017) – Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO of Kemin Industries, a global nutritional ingredient company that uses science to touch 3.8 billion people every day with its products and services, was recently featured by The Wall Street Journal on The Business Debate, a news organization based in London, England.

“At Kemin, our goal is to see that by the latter half of the century, the nine or ten billion people we have on the planet will have adequate nutrition,” said Dr. Nelson. “The United Nations (UN) has cited up to a third of the food we produce is wasted in some manner. There are a variety of things we can do to ensure our food is safe, high quality and appealing from production.”

Since 1961, Kemin has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for animals, pets and humans by providing scientifically sound ingredients and solutions to a growing population. Kemin is also an established corporate partner with The World Food Programme in providing research and products to support the organization as it feeds 80 million people around the world in times of crisis each year.

“When looking at the future of feeding a growing global population, it is essential to provide adequate nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life. The UN states that children who do not receive such may have a lower IQ and may be stunted in life. We must ensure we are preparing the next generation with the resources and proper nutrition needed to thrive,” said Dr. Nelson.

The Business Debate is a partner of The Wall Street Journal. The news organization calls upon business leaders across industry sectors to lead conversations on the future of business and community.

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About Kemin Industries

Kemin ( has been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century. As a global company touching 3.8 billion people every day with its products, Kemin is committed to improving the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products to feed a growing population and be a resource for others in need.

Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where over 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals in the global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets. The company provides product solutions and options to customers in more than 120 countries.

A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has more than 2,500 global employees and operates in 90 countries including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

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Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO of Kemin Industries, speaks to global nutrition on The Business Debate.