Food and agricultural leaders from Minnesota have launched MBOLD, a coalition that brings together Minnesota’s global leaders to address challenges in the food and agricultural sectors. MBOLD members currently reach consumers in more than 125 countries and have combined annual revenues greater than $250 billion. The state of Minnesota also has the University of Minnesota and other world-class research institutions studying how to meet increasing demand for food around the world.

MBOLD is powered by Greater MSP (Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership), which includes CEOs and other c-suite leaders from Cargill, Compeer Financial, Ecolab, General Mills, Hormel Foods, Land O’Lakes, Schwan’s Company, Target, and the University of Minnesota as well as the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council, Grow North, and McKinsey & Co.

The collaborative group will focus on solutions to various priorities, including soil health and water stewardship, circular economies for packaging, innovation and entrepreneurship, food insecurity in the face of COVID-19, and talent acquisition. More info on the coalition and its mission is available at www.mbold.org.