Report: Mars Food on Pace to Meet Target of One Billion More Healthy Meals on Dinner Tables Ahead of Schedule in 2019

Food is more than what we eat. It’s the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. One of the best ways we bond with friends and family is over a meal. For farmers around the world, it’s how they make their living. These facts guide every decision to make better food today to create a better world tomorrow. 

10 Billion People Are Coming to Dinner

Our Global President, Mars Food, Multisales and Global Customers, Fiona Dawson, wrote a compelling piece for The Telegraph in the U.K., emphasizing obligations businesses have to rise to the challenge of feeding a growing planet with limited resources. Today, rice is a daily staple for 3.5 billion people worldwide. Tomorrow, we need to increase rice production 25% in the next 25 years to feed our growing global population. 

Improving Global Health & Wellbeing, One Meal at a Time

Our Global Health and Wellbeing Ambition has a simple objective: We are working toward our ambition to deliver 1 billion more healthy meals, for a total of 4 billion healthy meals, shared on dinner tables around the world by 2021. Our bold ambition is inspired by our Mars Food purpose — Better Food Today. A Better World Tomorrow. And our Associates work every day to champion the importance of dinnertime by inspiring people to cook and eat together.

A Future for Every Farmer

After more than a century in business, we've learned a few things — namely that the most successful and sustainable business practices are those that mutually benefit everyone involved. As a global food business, we're dependent on smallholder farms. So it's our responsibility to ensure smallholder farmers who grow ingredients essential to Mars products are able to earn an income that allows them to support their farms, families and communities now and into the future.

Join Us in Our Approach to Food Safety

If it’s not safe, it’s not food. We aim to make sure all food is safe and sustainable, no matter where you live or what your economic situation is.

Food safety affects us all — consumers, businesses and governments alike. Not only can unsafe food have catastrophic health consequences, it can also lead to loss of supply chains and it can cripple economies by preventing countries from meeting import standards in developed markets.