When analysing how companies are contributing to a sustainable food system, the companies ranked in the Access to Nutrition Index and Access to Seeds Index “also need to be asked what they’re doing about conserving the diversity of the crops,” Luigi Guarino states:
“Today sees the launch of the latest Access to Nutrition Index(ANI). It’s an independent, science-based ranking of food and beverage companies based on how well they’re doing at producing and marketing stuff that is not just good to eat, but good for you.
Together with the Access to Seeds Index and the Agrobiodiversity Index, it is part of a framework that is being put in place to hold the private sector accountable in the court of public opinion, when it comes to the food we eat.
More and more, people want to know that these companies are behaving responsibly, that their products are healthy and nutritious, that they’re not totally ignoring poor smallholder farmers, that the food system as a whole is sustainable.”