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The initiative will scale up sustainable cattle grazing and connect ranchers across Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota to help preserve grasslands, improve soil health, support biodiversity and improve both producer and climate change resilience.
WASHINGTON, September 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Cross-industry collaboration is crucial to meeting the global demand for protein while also addressing the urgency of climate change and nature loss. Responding to this challenge, today the Walmart Foundation, Cargill and McDonald’s are investing over $6 million in an initiative led by World Wildlife Fund that aims to make lasting improvements to the grasslands of the Northern Great Plains.
According to the analysis, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in product plantations in the region are about 70% lower than the world average
SÃO PAULO, September 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - An unprecedented study conducted by Imaflora in partnership with General Mills, the food industry that owns the brands Yoki, Kitano, Häagen-Dazs, Mais Vita, Betty Crocker and Carolina, and carried out through its philanthropic foundation, revealed that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in popcorn maize production in Brazil is about 70% lower than the global average.
Commitment emphasizes the company’s dedication to regenerative agriculture, aligns with United Nations’ 1.5°C target
MINNEAPOLIS, September 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills announced a pledge to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent across its full value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years1. The company also committed to a long-term goal to achieve net zero emission levels by 2050. The absolute greenhouse gas commitment was calculated using methodologies approved by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) that model a level of emission reductions that science suggests is necessary to sustain the health of the planet.
September 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- SustainCERT announces that the Bayer/Soil Health Partnership Conservation Innovation program, initiated by Bayer, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and other partners to reduce value chain or “Scope 3” GHG emissions has achieved design certification as part of the Value Change Program pilot phase. It is the second intervention, globally, to achieve this step under the Value Chain Intervention Guidance and Gold Standard for the Global Goals (GS4GG).
McCain’s Ballarat plant will reduce CO2 emissions by 27,100 tonnes per year.
Sept. 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ McCain Foods Australia has announced it has commenced construction on a renewable energy system that will reduce emissions from its Ballarat food processing facility by more than 27,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
The project, which will house Australia’s largest “behind-the-meter” renewable energy system, will subsidise McCain’s energy consumption in Ballarat by 39 per cent.
Regenerative agriculture practices credited for transition of historically rugged farmland; Annie’s sources organic wheat from Gunsmoke Farms for its iconic mac & cheese
MINNEAPOLIS, September 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills today announced Gunsmoke Farms has received organic certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organics Program. Gunsmoke, a 34,000-acre farm outside of Pierre, South Dakota, had been managed conventionally for more than three decades before its transition to organic over the last three years using regenerative agriculture practices.
by Charlie Ross, Chief Business Officer of EverGrain Ingredients
Among food and beverage brands, interest in barley is growing due to label-friendliness with consumers and versatility across many categories. Furthermore, barley has a strong sustainability story that can provide a genuine position that appeals to many consumers. For these and other reasons, brands are turning to barley to expand their portfolios with applications that appeal to the health-minded and environmentally conscious consumer.
Every three months at the VanOeffelen Dairy Farm in Conklin, everyone involved with the business — from breeders and nutritionists to their co-op and their veterinarians — gathers for a candid and all-encompassing roundtable discussion.