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‘Last 10% is always the hardest’: Inside General Mills’ push for sourcing, agriculture and communities

By Kristine Sherred
Article

According to its 2019 Global Responsibility Report, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company sources 85% of its top ten ingredients in responsible ways.

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Most Grass-Fed Beef Labeled ‘Product of U.S.A.’ Is Imported

Foreign meat makes up the bulk of an increasingly sought-after product. Perdue Farms is hoping a new acquisition will revive domestic sales.
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By Deena Shanker

Can Cereal Save the Planet? This Sustainable New Grain May Bowl Over the Industry

By Ellise Pierce, Special Contributor
Article

Several years ago, Maria Carolina Comings, a General Mills executive who presides over the company's organic brands (Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and Epic) was approached by a professor with the University of Minnesota's Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics about a new grain it was researching and developing. It's a grain that held great promise, he said, and could positively impact the environment.

How Food Companies Can Make the Most of Longer Lives

The food industry has been somewhat ponderous in responding to the ageing global population. Ben Cooper looks at how food companies can most effectively meet the needs of the growing ranks of older consumers and maximise the commercial rewards on offer.
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By Ben Cooper

By definition, population trends concerning people aged over 60 do not crop up overnight, and food companies stand accused of being slow to recognise and respond to this opportunity. "There's an over-fixation on Millennials within food," says Hamish Renton, managing director of UK food and drink consultancy HRA Global. "The older demographic is under-served. Segmenting by life stage is quite sensible and I don't think it's something the food industry does terribly well."

Can You Both Feed the World and Save the Planet?

By Thin Lei Win
Article

MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Innovations in agriculture could feed a growing, hungry world without destroying the planet, a top official of the largest maker of seeds and pesticides told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Monday.

Practices such as cultivating plants that benefit the soil during the off season and leaving land untilled could store carbon-dioxide (CO2) in the ground, said Liam Condon, head of the crop science division for German conglomerate Bayer.

The Future of Food and Farming is Kernza®

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Cascadian Farm invited thought leaders from food, climate change, agriculture and culture to discuss the future of food and farming at the launch of our Deeply Rooted For Good event in San Francisco, California on 04.10.19.

Foodies Learn About Farming’s Future

By Kevin Hunt
Blog

Cascadian Farm’s launch of its limited edition Honey Toasted Kernza cereal drew a curious food-focused crowd to an event in San Francisco.

Attendees sampled the unique cereal, and other products made from Kernza – a perennial grain that shows promise to positively impact climate change and significantly improve planet health.

Where Are We Now? This Earth Week, How Mars Is Working to Better Serve the Planet

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Mars looks back at some of the Healthy Planet projects we’ve embarked on since launching our Sustainable in a Generation Plan in 2017, and how, together with partners and our Associates, we’re working to make a difference.

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Costa Cruises and Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus: The Battle Against Food Waste Arrives in Genoa

The collaboration project between Costa Cruises and Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus to recover and reuse surplus food for social purposes continues in the Ligurian city with Costa Fortuna
Press Release

GENOA, Italy, April 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The collaboration project between Costa Cruises and the Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus food bank to recover and reuse surplus food produced on board cruise ships for social purposes continues. Costa Fortuna, calling today at Genoa, has officially become part of the Costa ships' food donation programme.

Inaugural Small Change Big Impact Food Summit To Bring Together Industry Leaders At Harvard University April 3-4, 2019

Hormel Foods and Harvard University Dining Services to convene summit of institutions, culinary leaders, nonprofits and food companies to collaborate on a more transparent, secure and sustainable food system
Press Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - More than 100 leaders in the food world will convene at Harvard University April 3 and 4 to discuss creating a more transparent, secure and sustainable food system. Led by global branded food company Hormel Foods and Harvard University Dining Services, the Small Change Big Impact Food Summit will bring together leaders and change agents from academia, foodservice, food companies and nonprofits to discuss innovative ideas and powerful insights and to forge new collaborations toward an improved food future.

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