Last week, as tens thousands of Americans voiced our collective outrage at the work of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a lobbying front underwritten by these and other major companies, they delivered a side-splitting response.
Is it too much to ask the FDA and the processed food companies for the same value to be placed on the lives of the American kids in their cost-benefit analyses as has been placed on the lives of kids in the UK?
At Davos last week, I left discussions feeling inspiring by aid again. While our problems are huge, and I honestly think the world is in the most precarious position of my lifetime, I felt that at least this area was in good hands.
At Davos, the discussion is gradually beginning to shift from "doing well by doing good" to "doing well by achieving shared outcomes -- outcomes that have both social and business benefits at the heart of their design."
History has shown that investing in agriculture drives a virtuous cycle. The lessons are clear, but there is a missing ingredient -- more action! That's what I'll be pushing for at Davos and I hope others will not only listen but get engaged.