Bunge donates $1 million to new Saint Louis Science Center GROW agriculture exhibit
December 7, 2015 - St. Louis, Missouri - Bunge North America, the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), announced a significant gift in support of the Saint Louis Science Center’s recently announced permanent exhibit on agriculture. Bunge is contributing $1 million over five years to the exhibit titled “GROW,” which will teach visitors about food from farm to fork.
“Agriculture touches every life, every day in the food we eat, and it is important to give everyone an opportunity to understand how the food value chain works,” said Todd Bastean, president and CEO, Bunge North America. “As a leading agrifood company with roots in St. Louis, Bunge is proud to help the Saint Louis Science Center highlight how agriculture will meet the growing global demand for food.”
In addition to financial support, Bunge employees will
offer industry expertise to the Science Center team developing the exhibit,
which will include more than 40 exhibits about agriculture and economics,
chemistry, culture, technology and life sciences – all in a permanent one-acre
site that includes indoor and outdoor experiences. Bunge employees will also provide ongoing
volunteer support to the exhibit, the first major addition of a permanent
exhibit by the Saint Louis Science Center since 1991.
“We are grateful to Bunge not only for its financial commitment but for the company’s willingness to provide real working knowledge of the food supply chain from the producer to the processors to the consumer,” said Bert Vescolani, president and CEO, Saint Louis Science Center. “Through this partnership, visitors will have a better understanding of how food moves from the field to the table and the challenges we face to make sure the world has enough to eat.”
The exhibit is expected to be open next summer.
About Bunge North America
Bunge North America (www.bungenorthamerica.com), the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), is a vertically integrated food and feed ingredient company, supplying raw and processed agricultural commodities and specialized food ingredients to a wide range of customers in the animal feed, food processor, foodservice and bakery industries. With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Bunge North America and its subsidiaries operate grain elevators, oilseed processing plants, edible oil refineries and packaging facilities, and corn, wheat and rice mills in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
About Bunge Limited
Bunge Limited (www.bunge.com, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 35,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed and edible oil products for commercial customers and consumers; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.
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