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Pilot Program Bringing Regenerative AG To 3 Dairies

By Jennifer Kiel
Article

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. 

How General Mills Is Trying To Be A Force For Good In The World: An Interview With Chief Brand Officer Brad Hiranaga

By Afdhel Aziz
Article

General Mills purpose is “to make food the world loves” with iconic billion-dollar brands like Haagen Dazs, Betty Crocker, Cheerios, Pillsbury, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Old El Paso and more.

I caught up with Brad Hiranaga, the Chief Brand Officer to find out more how their purpose is manifesting itself through their brands, and their attempts to be a force for good in the world with programs like Box Tops For Education which has donated a staggering $1 billion to schools throughout its lifetime.

Collaboration Drives Water Stewardship Forward in the Food Sector

By Kate Zerrenner
Article

By 2025, around 1.8 billion people will live in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity. Because the agricultural sector accounts for around 70 percent of all freshwater use, it must play a significant part in protecting and preserving water quality and quantity.

Enabling Landscape and Community-led Natural Resource Management

Article

Launched in January 2019, the Kakum Cocoa Agroforestry Landscape Program in Ghana is an exciting new partnership between Hershey, the Nature Conservation Research Centre, Ghana’s Forestry Commission, the Ghana Cocoa Board and our supplier, Ecom Agrotrade Ltd. The purpose of the program is to transform the cocoa-forest landscape into a more sustainable cocoa agroforestry system.

UPS Longitudes | Food Is the Best Antidote to Chaos

Barron Segar @ World Food Program USA
Article

During my organization’s more than 50-year history, we have witnessed countless disasters and responded to famines, cyclones, earthquakes and wars that devastated communities and left trails of hunger and poverty in their wake.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s leading hunger-relief organization, is no stranger to crises — but we have never seen anything like the coronavirus pandemic.

Hershey: Preserving Ecosystems With Sustainable Agriculture

Article

In cocoa growing regions in West Africa, deforestation and the loss of biodiversity due to encroachment into protected areas is a manifestation of a complex set of root causes: poverty, the absence of land titles, a lack of clarity on land tenure arrangements, no knowledge of sustainable farming practices and poor law enforcement.

Cerveceria Nacional Launches Sustainable Program to Help Reactivate Ecuadorian Agriculture

Press Release

July 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ As part of its commitment to the socio-economic development of Ecuador, Cervecería Nacional announced the launch of the Siembra por Contrato (Sow by Contract) program, a platform that aims to revive the economy and generate around 20,000 direct jobs and 60,000 indirect jobs in its area of ​​influence.

What Does the World Need From Hershey?

A Message From Hershey CEO Michele Buck
Blog

2019 was a special year for The Hershey Company. As we celebrated our 125th anniversary, we had the opportunity to explore our rich heritage and the legacy of our founder, who instilled in our business core values that connect us to one another and to the world. The energy within Hershey was tangible as you experienced the connectedness, passion, positivity and the deep pride and appreciation we have for each other and this special company.

Hershey Doubling Down on Commitment to Ethical Cocoa Supply Chain

Hershey achieves 100% sustainable cocoa, commits to 100% visibility of high-risk cocoa by 2025
Press Release

A Grocery Store Inside A Restaurant? Perhaps The New Reality Of A Post-Coronavirus World

By Phil Lempert
Article

Then there are even more entrepreneurial restaurants and caterers—even chains including Panera and Big Boy—who also added an assortment of goods they had on hand (or they were able to secure it from their foodservice distributors) to sell directly to consumers. Assortments include alcohol, boxes and cans of ingredients, flour, meats, produce and yes, even toilet paper.

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