YICHANG, China, Oct. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Angel Yeast (SH600298), the world’s leading yeast manufacturer, has announced it aims to play a larger role in increasing people’s access to nutritious food, and making food systems more inclusive and sustainable, as part of events to commemorate World Food Day.
Factors such as the ongoing pandemic, climate change, rising food prices, and international tensions have affected global food security. Therefore, it is critical that all parties, from governments to private businesses, take necessary actions to deal with and combat the situation. Angel Yeast has laid out its own action plan focusing on yeast and food ingredients supply, expansion of yeast protein production, and sustainable agriculture.
According to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022, a report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on food security and nutrition in the world, the number of people affected by hunger rose to 828 million in 2021. This increased by approximately 46 million since 2020 and 150 million since 2019.
An estimated 3.1 billion people do not have access to a healthy diet. Meanwhile, FAO’s State of Food and Agriculture report in 2019 shows that around 14 percent of the world’s food continues to be lost after it is harvested and before it reaches the shops; while UNEP’s Food Waste Index Report 2021 shows that a further 17 percent of the food ends up being wasted in retail and by consumers, particularly in households.
Angel Yeast announces the promotion of food security and sustainable agriculture on the World Food Day
Yeast is an indispensable ingredient for fermented staple food. Angel Yeast prides itself on producing the world’s highest-quality yeast ingredients, the world’s second-largest supplier of yeast products. It has 12 factories in China, Egypt, and Russia, with two new additions built in 2022 in the Xiaoting District of Yichang, a city in Hubei, and Pu’er city in Yunnan.
Collectively, the manufacturing capacity of these factories reaches around 350,000 tons, selling to over 150 countries and regions. Besides, Angel Yeast creates products that can improve flavors and nutrition, such as its bread improvers. These products enhance the quality of the bread in several ways, including extending the bread’s shelf life to reduce food waste.
Creating more food is not enough; the world needs a sustainable and holistic system to give everyone regular access to enough nutritious food. One endeavor that Angel Yeast is pursuing in this area is the use of microbial yeast protein technology. It can be used to produce a wide range of food products. Compared to the production of animal proteins, yeast protein production manufacturing consumes fewer resources, such as land and water, and has a smaller greenhouse gas (GHG) emission.
In addition to developing healthy food products, Angel Yeast has committed itself to sustainability in agriculture and livestock raising. The company is one of the world’s leading suppliers of organic yeast fertilizers. Its fertiliser product line, Fubon, has provided nearly 1.4 million tonnes of organic fertilizers, covering fields and lands of some 11,300 sq m. By providing a more efficient solution and more nutritious way to feed the livestock, Angel Yeast is demonstrating its commitment to driving the sustainable development of agriculture.
World Food Day is a day marked worldwide on October 16. Organized by the FAO, the day highlights and focuses on food security and hunger issues.
About Angel Yeast
Founded in 1986, Angel Yeast Co., Ltd specializes in producing yeast and yeast derivatives. Its product range includes baker’s yeast and ingredients, Chinese dim sum and seasoning, savory yeast extract, human health, animal nutrition, plant nutrition, distilled spirits and biofuels, fermentation nutrients, and enzymes. At present, Angel Yeast has 12 international advanced production bases in China, Egypt, and Russia and provides products and services for more than 160 countries and regions globally.
For more information, visit en.angelyeast.com.