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Happy Earth Day From The Hershey Company

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We’ve long known that our business relies on ingredients that come from a healthy earth. That is why we are strengthening our environmental efforts and moving toward science-based targets to reduce our impact on the planet.

Read more about our commitment to our shared planet.

Silver Oak Winery: World’s First Production Facility to Earn “Living Building” Certification

Sonoma winery certified to world’s most ambitious green building standard by the International Living Future Institute
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HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Silver Oak and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that the winery has become the largest certified Living Building in the world. The certification was awarded after more than five years of careful planning and construction, followed by a rigorous one-year performance audit.

General Mills and its Foundation Enable 5.5 Billion Meals, Commit to Advancing Regenerative Agriculture

2020 Global Responsibility Report outlines progress, marks 50th year reporting to stakeholders
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April 21, 2020 - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today released its 2020 Global Responsibility Report, highlighting progress made on the company’s long-term global commitments. The annual update, which marks 50 years of reporting for the company, outlines significant progress against and investments in four priority areas: Food, Planet, People and Community.

Building a Sustainable Mung Bean Farming System in Bangladesh

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Grameen euglena provides farmers in Bangladesh with opportunities for increased income and contributes to increased food security of Rohingya people through a mung bean distribution initiative in collaboration with the World Food Programme.

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Grameen euglena provides farmers in Bangladesh with opportunities for increased income and contributes to increased food security of Rohingya people through a mung bean distribution initiative in collaboration with the World Food Programme.

Mobile Technology Connects Smallholder Farmers With Global Producers, Enabling Fair Pay and Accountability ​

The SAP Rural Sourcing Management mobile solution provides transparency, accountability and access to financial services to smallholder farmer organizations in Africa and Southeast Asia
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ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – SAP, the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with an aim to cater to the needs of different market segments, including small and mid-sized organizations, to accelerate and scale impact on smallholder farmers.

Caring for Forests Today to Ensure Clear Skies Tomorrow

by Beatrice Moulianitaki, Head of Sustainable Sourcing
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Forests.  Growing up, I had never really thought a lot about them. 

I like open spaces; beaches, the sea, mountains with far sights and clear skies. And I never hugged a tree as a child either. I did climb in them, but only for the sights I could see from a higher vantage point.  

In school they taught us about the Amazon in Brazil; the "lungs of our earth."  They had to be saved. But those were different – they were “special forests.” Not like the family olive trees I grew up with in Crete.

The Farm That’s a Community Hub for Buffalo-Area Refugees

By Caitlin Dewey
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For the past three summers, Mahamud Mberwa has woken each day before dawn, squeezing in four hours of Uber driving before he treks to the Somali Bantu Community Farm.

“People need to be able to grow the food that is part of their tradition and culture,” said Kristin Heltman-Weiss, one of the project’s organizers. “And they need that to stay healthy, especially here in America.”

Bayer Animal Health Launches Global Care4Pigs Grant to Advance Swine Well-Being

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The global Care4Pigs initiative offers EUR 30,000 in grants in support of innovations that enhance swine well-being at farm level.

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The global Care4Pigs initiative offers EUR 30,000 in grants in support of innovations that enhance swine well-being at farm level.

Bayer to Advance More Sustainable Agricultural Solutions Utilizing New Innovative Greenhouses in Marana, Arizona

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The unique Marana Greenhouses will serve as a global product design center for corn / By bringing the breeding process indoors, more seed products can be developed faster, resulting in farmers benefitting from the latest technology / Bayer’s investment in the Marana site reflects the company’s commitment to sustainability.

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The unique Marana Greenhouses will serve as a global product design center for corn / By bringing the breeding process indoors, more seed products can be developed faster, resulting in farmers benefitting from the latest technology / Bayer’s investment in the Marana site reflects the company’s commitment to sustainability.

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