Food Politics CSR News

Empowering Farmers to Self-Assess Agricultural Practices

By Christina Skonberg
Blog

Up to 1/3 of global greenhouse gas emissions stems from the food system, an estimated 80% of which comes from agriculture.[1]

A similar story plays out across our General Mills value chain: 50% of our greenhouse gas footprint comes from agriculture. As a food company, our biggest opportunity for positive impact lies at the farm level of our supply chain.

Our commitment to advance regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres by 2030 builds on decades of work by employees past and present to prioritize the people and places growing our ingredients.

Breaking Down Local and National Efforts to Improve Food Security in the U.S.

Words by Thomas Schueneman
Article

This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Technology Advancements Boost Traceability in the Food Sector

by Jim Witkin
Article

This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

In cases of widespread foodborne illness, like last year’s E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the next step is to determine where along the food supply chain the contamination occurred. That’s where food traceability—the ability to trace a product through every step in the supply chain, from point of origin to final retail location—comes into play.  

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Grants $40,000 To The Capital Area Food Bank and Manna Food Center

Funds will support the increased demand for assistance by community members.
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md.,  January 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced today that it will offer grants totaling $ 40,000  to The Capital Area Food Bank and to Manna Food Center (Manna), two not-for-profit organizations. The grants will support efforts by those organizations to make nutritious food accessible to those in need.

How Companies Can Step Up on Safer Food

Blog

By Boma Brown-West

Even if you haven’t heard of perchlorate, chances are that you probably have eaten it. Perchlorate is a chemical used in plastic packaging and food handling equipment for dry food like cereal, flour, and spices to reduce the buildup of static charges.

Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover: Will It Make a Difference?

by Jim Witkin
Article

It’s been nearly 25 years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated that all food and beverage packaging carry the Nutrition Facts panel. These labels, now found on over 700,000 products, provide the consumer with information like serving sizes, calories per serving, ingredients and nutritional content.

How General Mills Sustainably Sources Food Ingredients from Around the World

by Kevin O'Donnell, Director of Global Sustainability Sourcing & Operations at General Mills
Article

To produce enough food to feed an increasingly hungry world, we must take care of the people who are raising the crops as well as the land, water and air needed for them to thrive. As a global food company that relies on ingredients from around the world, we pay careful attention to the impact of agriculture on our environment and the ability of farmers to be successful.

Mark Schapiro: Reaping What You Sow

Multimedia with summary

There’s no time better than after a holiday of feasting to remember where we get our food. Ultimately, most of our complex recipes begin with the simple seed. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to author and environmental journalist Mark Schapiro to discuss the current state of agribusiness and his book Seeds of Resistance.

Measure the Chain: Tools for Managing GHG Emissions in Agricultural Supply Chains

New tool provides guidance and resources for assessing and disclosing emissions from agricultural production
Press Release

The vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions from food companies come from agricultural production, yet few companies assess and disclose these emissions, let alone set targets to reduce them. Today, Ceres released a new tool to improve disclosure and mitigation of supply chain emissions in the food sector, known as Scope 3 emissions, which are a significant contributor to global climate change.
 

Meat Industry Grilled by Investors to Address Water and Climate Risks

Blog

by Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Water and Food, Ceres

Hurricane Florence is only the latest environmental, financial and reputational calamity to hit the nation’s vast livestock industry this year.

Even before last month’s torrential rains caused widespread losses and flooding in hog waste lagoons across North Carolina, meat producers had come under growing pressure due to extensive pollution from their sprawling factory farms, which confine thousands of hogs and chickens in tightly packed facilities.

Pages

Subscribe to Food Politics