Farm Progress is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Potato Packs Ready to Feed Hungry

Potato Packs Ready to Feed Hungry
Syngenta employees spend weekend packaging food for starving children.

For the record, over the weekend, more than 500 Syngenta employees, their families and friends, and FFA students gathered at Syngenta headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, to pack over 178,000  servings of Feed My Starving Children MannaPack Potato meals. MannaPack Potato servings are formulated to prevent starvation in children using dehydrated potatoes, vitamins and minerals. Syngenta sponsored the packing event in celebration of National Ag Week. Over the two-day period, volunteers worked for 12 hours to package the potato-based formula.

"I am very proud of what we were able to accomplish as a team," Vern Hawkins, president of Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC said. "Not only were we able to support the potato industry and celebrate our partnership with FFA, but we were also able to touch the lives of thousands of children who would otherwise go hungry."

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.