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For the Love of Dirt: General Mills Invests in Soil Health

By Mary Mazzoni
Article

For most of us, dirt is little more than an inconvenience. It ruins our shoes, musses our cars and seems omnipresent on our hardwood floors. Rarely do we appreciate dirt for what it really is—the foundation of all life on Earth.

More than 95 percent of the food we eat depends on a mere 6 inches of topsoil. Soil not only provides us food, but it also purifies our water and acts as a natural carbon sink.

General Mills Meets U.S. Department of Energy “Better Plants Challenge” Goal Four Years Ahead of Schedule

Company met its goal of 20 percent reduction in energy consumption at U.S. production facilities
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, May 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – In 2012, General Mills set a 10-year goal to improve energy efficiency in the company’s 26 largest U.S.-based plants by 20 percent (from FY12-FY22). Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that General Mills achieved its goal four years ahead of plan, with a total efficiency improvement of 20.4 percent since fiscal year 2012.  

Putting Good Food to Good Use in the UK

By Claudine Galloway
Blog

Big Ben. Fish and chips. “The Tube.”

The United Kingdom is known for all of these (jolly good) things, and much more.

But one thing few people know about is the level of hunger that exists across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In fact, in the UK, one in eight people go hungry every day.

Yet 163,000 pounds of perfectly good food is wasted every day in Britain.

At General Mills, we believe that all food should be eaten, and that taking a lead role in surplus food recovery is a business, moral and sustainability imperative.

CR Magazine Announces 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2019

Owens Corning, Intel and General Mills top 20th annual cross-industry, U.S. ranking
Press Release

NEW YORK, May 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) announced today its 20th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance amongst the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies.

Owens Corning tops the ranking, followed by Intel, General Mills, Campbell Soup and HP Inc. Twenty-seven companies are new to the ranking in 2019 including Allstate, Delta Airlines and Mondelez International. Biggest gainers include Ball Corp., CBRE, Ford and Xylem, Inc.

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."

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.

Cascadian Farm Says This New Cereal Can Help Fight Climate Change

by Amy Brown
Article

I have an unusual box of cereal in my pantry—the first of a kind, you might say. The manufacturer, organic foods brand Cascadian Farm, claims that kernza, the grain that is the key ingredient in its Honey Toasted Kernza Cereal, helps store carbon, protect water resources and prevent soil erosion. With talk like that, kernza has a lot to answer for. 

Enlisting Cows in the Struggle to Reverse Climate Change

by Amy Brown
Article

Beef has a bad name these days. The kind of beef, that is, that comes from cows, not the plant-based alternatives from Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat getting so much buzz lately.

Redefining Employee Well-being

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General Mills, a Minnesota-based food company employing 38,000 people in more than 100 countries, prioritizes the well-being and full engagement of those employees. From expanding employee benefits to facilitating dialogue on difficult conversations in the workplace, the company has proven its commitment to supporting employees’ physical, social, and emotional well-being.

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