MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke to General Mills vice president Jerry Lynch about how climate change is viewed through the eyes of a major food supplier. Lynch is also the company's chief sustainability officer.
Lynch told Huttner that increased temperatures are likely to cause two things: frequent severe weather events and less water for crops.
Through an automotive industry-first commitment to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping drive the industry toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labor rights. The company will develop a set of purchasing requirements, with the intent that the entire automotive industry will join in the movement and together help transform the rubber supply chain.
DAVIDSON, N.C., May 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, donated $15,000 to the Arbor Day Foundation and $15,000 to GlobalGiving in honor of Earth Day.
Workers at a tomato farm in Nogales, Ariz., got a check this month for more than $30,000. And they expect more money to come.
The approximately 130 workers of Wholesum Harvest are still deciding how to spend the money, but they say their initial priorities include subsidizing transportation, recreation areas and medical insurance.
Dr. Phil Pardey, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Minnesota and director of the International Science and Technology Practice and Policy Center, discusses the implications of today's shifting population trends for the global food system.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - A national effort to enhance farm sustainability through soil health has additional backing from a major consumer foods manufacturer. Leaders from General Mills, The Nature Conservancy, the Soil Health Institute and the Soil Health Partnership announce a collaborative effort to advance soil health on America’s farms and ranches, paving the way for measurable economic and environmental gains for farmers, businesses and communities for generations to come.
When you think about the many ways that technology has shaped your life, what comes to mind first? Maybe it’s faster communication, or lifesaving healthcare. But what about fruit salad? It’s easy to forget, but with today’s complex food supply chains there are some surprising technologies behind many of our favorite meals—even the simple things we enjoy every day.
Cargill’s cocoa sustainability program aims to deliver sector-wide transformation in the world’s second biggest cocoa producing region. It’s a strategy aligned to the government of Ghana’s plans to reinvigorate the economy.
Three commodities are pivotal to the economic prosperity of Ghana: gold, the agricultural sector where cocoa is the most significant contributor, and more recently, oil. Historically, they have contributed towards making the country one of the most dynamic economies in Africa.
Spring is a time of transformation and rejuvenation. Flowers bloom, the sun returns and our favorite café patios are starting to open up again. As we begin to come out of hibernation it's important to remember self-care. That's why we've selected five of our favorite Fair Trade Certified™ items that will help you step into spring with your best foot forward. They nourish us, they indulge us, they excite our taste buds, AND they help take care of people and planet.