MBOLD™ members believe that the future of food and agriculture must be one that nourishes a growing global population while protecting and preserving the Earth’s natural resource base for generations to come. Minnesota’s globally leading cluster of food and agriculture businesses, researchers and producers has a vital role to play in making that future a reality.
Leaders of some of the world’s foremost food and agriculture companies, research institutions and nonprofit organizations are driving MBOLD’s work to test and execute solutions to the biggest challenges facing our food system.Meet our coalition members
From our home base in Minnesota — a state with an unparalleled concentration of globally leading food and agriculture companies and research institutions — we work together across our membership across to accelerate solutions that address pressing challenges in food and agriculture, catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship, and foster opportunities for stakeholders across the value chain.
Building soil health and reducing emissions are critical as we tackle climate change and make our food system more resilient. MBOLD is engaging farmers and ranchers to adopt soil health and water stewardship practices, build markets for alternative crops and manage the risk that farmers face when taking new approaches.
Flexible films are used throughout the food and agriculture sectors for food packaging, hay bales, pallet wrap and more, but only 5% of U.S. flexible packaging film gets recycled. MBOLD is changing that by developing a circular economy for flexible film in the Upper Midwest to reduce use of virgin plastic, cut waste and give these materials a second life.
Small businesses are major drivers of innovation, job growth and the vitality of our food and agriculture economy. MBOLD is catalyzing entrepreneurship and the success of high growth businesses by bringing together the disruptive thinking of entrepreneurs with the acumen and insight of large global companies.
Protein is an essential part of the human diet but protein production has a significant impact on the environment. Improving the sustainability of existing proteins and scaling up new options is key to our climate future and to meeting the dietary needs of a growing population within planetary boundaries.