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General Mills Launches Three-Year Regenerative Dairy Pilot in Michigan in Partnership with Foremost Farms and Understanding Ag

Yoplait is latest General Mills brand to support the company’s commitment to advance regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres of farmland.
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills, the maker of Yoplait, Liberté and Mountain High yogurt products, today announced the start of a three-year regenerative dairy pilot in western Michigan, a key sourcing region for its fluid milk supply. General Mills has partnered with consultants Understanding Ag and dairy cooperative Foremost Farms to pilot regenerative practices and provide support to participating dairy farmers. Implementing regenerative practices on dairy farms requires a holistic approach to managing land, cows and manure.

Feeding America Expands Pioneering MealConnect Platform In Response To COVID-19 Crisis

National technology platform will help reach more neighbors facing hunger, reduce food waste
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Each year, 72 billion pounds of good, safe food ends up in landfills in the U.S., yet people go hungry. With support from General Mills, Feeding America created a technology platform called MealConnect that gives food donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with those facing hunger.

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Each year, 72 billion pounds of good, safe food ends up in landfills in the U.S., yet people go hungry. With support from General Mills, Feeding America created a technology platform called MealConnect that gives food donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with those facing hunger.

General Mills Named to 3BL Media's 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2020

Company ranked third overall and leads food and beverage industry for third consecutive year
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, General Mills announced it has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media for its outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest, U.S. public companies. For the third consecutive year, General Mills received the top ranking amongst its food and beverage peers for its actions, and third in the overall rankings.

Where We Go From Here

By Jeff Harmening | Chairman and CEO at General Mills
Blog

It is clear from George Floyd’s death - and the many that preceded it - that systematic injustice and racism still exist. You can see the difference in treatment in our criminal justice system… our schools… our healthcare system… and beyond.

We come to this moment in our history, humbly, fully realizing there are no easy solutions. But we also come with an unwavering commitment to find answers to the question of our time: where do we go from here?

Cheerios Supports Fight Against Childhood Hunger

By Hanna Johnson
Blog

To help support children facing hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cheerios is donating $1.3 million to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign focused on ending childhood hunger in America.

The announcement was made during the latest episode of “Reunited Apart,” Josh Gad’s YouTube series that reunites casts from iconic films. The episode brought together cast members from “The Lord of the Rings” to reminisce about the franchise and recreate memorable moments for its fans.

Minnesota Nonprofits Rework Volunteering During COVID-19

By Kelly Smith
Article

At General Mills, the Minnesota-based company started a program in April paying Minnesota employees to volunteer at local food-related charities.

Each Friday, Hannah Marmorine, 30, of Maple Grove, logs off work early to go pack bags of meals for students in need at the Sheridan Story in Roseville, a nonprofit she’d helped with before.

“I’ve found a lot of joy in volunteering during this time,” Marmorine said.

Companies Push Congress to Promote Climate Action. Is Anyone Listening?

By Joel Makower | Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group
Article

What happens when more than 300 business people descend, virtually, on Capitol Hill to advocate for climate action amid a pandemic and economic crisis?

Logic would dictate that these well-intentioned lobbyists-for-a-day would be met with a resounding shrug. After all, with two of the most devastating events to hit the United States happening simultaneously, there doesn’t seem to be much room to talk about anything else.

As with so many other things these days, logic is not always the best guide.

A Love of Farming and a Passion for Research

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Editor’s note: This is another story in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada, to the heartland of the U.S., to the western coast of Africa, to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series aims to amplify the voice of female farmers who play vital roles in helping farms thrive. These amazing women nurture their families and fields. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming. 

Koryne Carlson puts to work both her passion for farming and agricultural degree in Agronomy in her role as an Oat Agronomy Technician at our Oat Breeding and Agronomy Research Lab in Brookings, South Dakota. She began her career at General Mills in 2016 in our Ag Technologies Group and is currently working on her master’s degree in Plant Science.

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Editor’s note: This is another story in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada, to the heartland of the U.S., to the western coast of Africa, to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series aims to amplify the voice of female farmers who play vital roles in helping farms thrive. These amazing women nurture their families and fields. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming. 

Koryne Carlson puts to work both her passion for farming and agricultural degree in Agronomy in her role as an Oat Agronomy Technician at our Oat Breeding and Agronomy Research Lab in Brookings, South Dakota. She began her career at General Mills in 2016 in our Ag Technologies Group and is currently working on her master’s degree in Plant Science.

We’re Making Food and Giving It Away

By Kevin Hunt
Blog

A program we’re calling “manufacture to donate” works just like it sounds.

Several of our plants are now making food, boxing it up, and sending it straight to Feeding America. The organization is providing it to its network of 200 member food banks, food pantries and meal programs.

It’s another way we’re addressing the urgent need for hunger relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helping Meet a Massive Hunger Need

By Kevin Hunt
Blog

“Never seen anything like it.”

“It’s a wave of need.”

“A perfect storm.”

Those are the words of some of the people who work for food banks around the world, in media reports in recent days, about the surge in demand for food due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Job losses and school closures are largely to blame due to stay-at-home orders, as well as health concerns.

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