RTP, N.C. (January 21, 2011)—BioResource International, Inc. (www.briworldwide.com), a North Carolina agricultural biotechnology company, announces today its continued support of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (www.foodshuttle.org) through sponsorship of the 17th Annual Taste of Hope Gala, taking place January 23, 2011. BRI has been a supporter of the organization since 2008.
With a passion for feeding the world healthy sustainable food, BRI focuses on harnessing technology to improve people’s lives and livelihoods every day. To do this, the company develops innovative products that improve poultry and swine nutrition in a cost-efficient manner while reducing the environmental impact of those farm operations.
“Being in the global food production industry, I see how a sustainable food supply improves the well-being of individuals and communities locally and around the world,” says Giles Shih, Ph.D., BRI president. “The practical work that the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle does locally to fight hunger is a natural fit with our passion for helping farmers produce healthy food.”
The Taste of Hope Gala is the annual signature fundraising event that benefits the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. This six-course gala dinner is made possible by top local chefs who graciously donate their time and talent to create a food experience beyond any available at a single location in the Triangle.
About BioResource International, Inc.:
BRI is an RTP-based biotechnology company focused on harnessing the natural power of enzymes. Through the discovery and development of innovative animal feed enzymes, BRI hopes to create a future for animal agriculture that is both economically and environmentally sustainable from farm to fork. Founded by father and son team Jason and Giles Shih, BRI has developed two products, Versazyme® and Valkerase®, that are distributed to more than 80 countries worldwide. BRI continues to research science-based solutions to aid growing agricultural and industrial markets around the world. For more information, visit www.briworldwide.com.