Sustainability ETF

DIET // NextGen Food & Agriculture ETF


Why invest in healthier, sustainable, environmentally friendly and resource-efficient food supplies?

  • Climate change, dwindling resources and an expected world population increase of two billion over the next 30 years. Traditional use of land and water resources simply cannot keep pace with a growing global population. New methods are being developed to ensure sustainability and improve efficiency.
  • The challenge of massively increasing the food supply in a way that respects consumer concerns about health, ethics, and environment, has become top priority for many scientists and industry partners. Consumer demand has expanded beyond the specifically vegan/vegetarian market to include a growing population of flexitarians.
  • Cutting-edge food and agricultural reforms cover sectors such as farming, seed science and treatment, natural flavorings and fragrances and plant-based meat substitutes.

Why the Defiance DIET ETF?

  • At Defiance we have researched industries and companies that are changing the way food is produced, farmed, and enhanced. 
  • We have created a diversified fund that provides exposure to companies that are focused on the whole range of technological, ethical, environmental and social challenges of ensuring food security.
  • These include seed modification to allow crops to grow in climates that were not possible years ago; farming and irrigation techniques that make farming and water usage more efficient and sustainable; companies that produce alternative sources of meat and others that develop the flavors, smells and textures to ensure that plant-based foods compete with non-vegan options.

Index Description

  • The BlueStar Food and Agriculture Sustainability Index (BFOOD) is a rules-based index which seeks to include equity securities of leading global companies whose business activity, products, or services are related to the following industries: Agriculture irrigation systems and connected water meters, plant seed modification, fertilizers and pesticides, sustainable meat/poultry/seafood production, flavors and fragrances for the food industry, livestock feed, pharmaceuticals and veterinary supplies, farming machines and equipment, agricultural services, diagnostic measurement equipment and services for food production and safety, branded meat/poultry/seafood/healthy foods, or branded vegan foods.[1]



Net Assets as of 04/03/2020 $1.99m
NAV $19.92
Shares Outstanding 100,000
Premium/Discount Percentage 0.02%
Closing Price $19.93

Data as of 04/03/2020

IOPV, or indicative Optimized Portfolio Value, is a calculation disseminated by the stock exchange that approximates the Fund's NAV every fifteen seconds throughout the trading day.

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Expense ratio: 0.30%

Returns will be available after 11/30/2019. Note: Returns cannot be shown prior to this date for any period.

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Short term performance, in particular, is not a good indication of the fund's future performance, and an investment should not be made based solely on returns.

Market price is the price at which shares in the ETF can be brought or sold on the exchanges during trading hours, while the net asset value (NAV) represents the value of each share's portion of the fund's underlying assets and cash at the end of the trading day.

Percentage Of Net Assets Name Identifier Shares Held Market Value
6.46% GIVAUDAN SA GIVN SW 42 128,672.26
5.68% CORTEVA INC CTVA 5,000 113,100.00
4.37% NUTRIEN LTD NTR CN 2,682 87,006.91
3.78% MOWI ASA MOWI NO 4,946 75,385.82
3.74% SYMRISE AG SY1 GR 800 74,484.10
3.36% KERRY GROUP KYGA LN 670 66,924.03
3.21% ZOETIS INC ZTS 558 63,952.38
2.97% NOVOZYMES A/S NZYMB DC 1,308 59,122.70
2.90% F M C CORP FMC 816 57,838.08
Data as of 04/06/2020. Fund holdings are subject to change at any time and should not be considered recommendations to buy or sell any security.