In Foods & Refreshment, part of fixing the broken food system is about creating foods that are more nutritious and beneficial to the consumer and where “every bite has to do good.” It’s why we have committed to doubling the number of products that deliver positive nutrition by 2025.
“We are focused on the bigger picture to build our understanding of how the gut microbiome can make everyday a little better. We are working with experts in the field to understand the role of the gut microbiome in areas such as personalised responses to diet, immunity, children’s growth and development, ageing and mental wellbeing,” says Simone.
Developing our expertise in these areas allows us to create targeted approaches to positively modulate the gut microbiome via our food and beverage products,” she adds.
In addition to the gut microbiome, we understand that how we grow and source our food is important. Unilever is committed to reducing the environment footprint of our food system. We are investigating how to positively enhance the soil microbiome to produce more nutritious crops and therefore improve health for people and the planet.
And that’s just the beginning in terms of tapping a huge natural resource that can contribute to re-establishing a healthy balance between nature, food systems and people.