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· Cargill and Eagle Genomics Agree to Multi-Year Platform Engagement to Accelerate Microbiome Discovery
· Cargill's North American Protein business partners with nonprofits to ensure Canada's resilience amidst COVID-19
Cargill and Eagle Genomics Agree to Multi-Year Platform Engagement to Accelerate Microbiome Discovery
Source: Eagle Genomics
via PRNewswire - May 20, 2020
LONDON, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Life sciences and microbiome knowledge discovery company Eagle Genomics today announced that Cargill has signed a multi-year platform agreement to enable the digital transformation of microbiome and life sciences R&D across its global locations.
The deployment of the Eagle Genomics e[datascientist] platform will initially enable Cargill's Health Technologies business to organize and synthesize additional insights from microbiome data amassed by the company over the past decade. "By revealing relationships between microbiome data entities and relevant multi-omics data, the platform will further enable Cargill to advance our understanding of the complex association between the microbiome and digestive and immune health in humans and animals," said Mike Johnson, marketing director, Cargill Health Technologies.
"Healthy animals, healthy people and a healthy planet are all interconnected," Johnson explained. "With the advanced knowledge and insights we anticipate generating from our microbiome data, the e[datascientist] will allow us to effectively build on our existing suite of health solutions and bring more relevant products to market in this exciting area of functional food."
With the capabilities to manage, explore and interpret life sciences data beyond the microbiome, the Eagle Genomics platform will ultimately allow Cargill to digitally reinvent its biological research activities to bring innovative products to customers, faster.
With a particular focus on the microbiome, (the populations of bacteria, viruses and fungi which coexist in our bodies, in the environment and which make up the majority of life on earth), Eagle Genomics is accelerating advances in the fields of sustainable agriculture and functional food. The Eagle Genomics e[datascientist] platform applies AI, a unique data valuation engine and pioneering visualisation to navigate and reveal novel relationships between data entities at microbiomical scale.
Anthony Finbow, CEO at Eagle Genomics said, "We are delighted to be enabling Cargill to explore microbiome data for food and digestive health, an area which we believe will be transformed by microbiome discovery over the next decade. We look forward to a future of industry-disrupting food and nutraceutical products for humans and animals, informed by our platform."
About Eagle Genomics
Eagle Genomics' award-winning AI augmented knowledge discovery platform, the e[datascientist], is revolutionising how scientists conduct life sciences research and is bridging the gap between data and new insights in a rapid, systematic and traceable way. It puts data science at the fingertips of biologists to drastically reduce time and cost of research, enabling customers to achieve radical productivity improvements and true data driven discovery.
Find out more at www.eaglegenomics.com
Cargill's 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.
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Cargill's North American Protein business partners with nonprofits to ensure Canada's resilience amidst COVID-19
Cargill focuses on support for agriculture communities, producers and employees
Source: Cargill, Inc.
via Newswire - May 20, 2020
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 20, 2020 /CNW/ -- Cargill is working with nonprofit and NGO partners around the globe to help address food security, health and safety needs and agriculture and industry challenges to ease the impact of COVID-19. The company has committed $35 million to date for COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts through partnerships, aid funds, product donations and employee giving. In addition to monetary contributions, Cargill has donated more than 3 million pounds of food to food shelves and hunger relief efforts. The response is guided by a commitment towards nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.
"We are humbled to work alongside the people whose tireless efforts every day keep food on our tables," said Jon Nash, president of Cargill Protein – North America. "Cargill is focused on supporting employees and local communities – especially those most impacted by food insecurity during this pandemic. We are working with producers to keep the agriculture economy moving and to feed Canadian communities. Our employees as well as our producer partners have our deep gratitude."
Partnering to Put People First
Cargill has partnered with the Canadian Cattleman's Foundation at the founder's level to support Canadian producers. Additionally, the company has made contributions to organizations providing emergency support to Canadians including to Food Banks Canada, Second Harvest Canada and Breakfast Clubs Canada.
Local Cargill Protein teams have also helped to provide more than two million meals for Canadians through our food bank partners across the country. In Quebec, Cargill donated 20,000 kg of ground beef to Tables de Chefs' "Les Cuisines Solidaires" project. The project aims to mobilize the food industry and chefs of Quebec to produce more than 800,000 meals for people in need during and after the COVID-19 crisis. The meals are being prepped in commercial kitchens across the province and delivered to food banks and agencies that are part of Food Banks Quebec.
Prioritizing Employee Safety
Cargill is committed to putting people first, and continues to keep its facilities operating anywhere it is safe to do so according to health and workplace authorities. This ensures a reliable market for producers and delivers the essential service of putting food on family tables.
To support employee health and safety, Cargill has adopted additional measures at all protein facilities, including temperature testing, distributing face masks to employees daily, taking extra cleaning and sanitizing measures and supporting social distancing with efforts ranging from staggered breaks and shift flexibility to the installation of barriers between work stations. Throughout this process Cargill has worked alongside regional government officials and health authorities to ensure decisions made coordinate with the government's greater COVID-19 response.
Cargill is also recognizing the tireless contributions of our front-line employees with incentive pay and bonuses during the pandemic.
Cargill's 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.
We combine 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.
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