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General Mills: A Recipe for Local Change

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This article originally appeared in United Way’s 2019 Local Leader List in the Globe and Mail on November 9, 2019.

Most weekday mornings, Dale Storey goes to the gym at 5 a.m., has a protein shake afterwards and enjoys a bowl of cereal when he arrives at his desk. It’s a breakfast routine that’s become ingrained for the President and Managing Director of General Mills Canada Corporation.

General Mills Launches Multi-Year Regenerative Agriculture Pilot with Wheat Growers in Central Kansas

Program aims to advance adoption of regenerative agriculture practices and improve overall water quality in key watershed
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MINNEAPOLIS, January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills has launched a regenerative agriculture pilot with farmers in Kansas’ Cheney Reservoir watershed which provides water to more than 400,000 Wichita residents. The company targeted this watershed in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to improve water quality as part of the state-wide Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy. The 3-year pilot is comprised of 24 wheat growers in and around the 650,000-acre watershed where more than ninety-nine percent of the land is used for agricultural purposes.

Family Farming Legacy From South Africa to Canada

By Ray Lourens
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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. from the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

For this blog post, we reached out to Ray Lourens, who grew up on a farm in South Africa before relocating with her family to a remote farming community in Saskatchewan, Canada. Her family’s operation was recently selected to be a part of our Regenerative Agriculture Oat Pilot program which kicked off in 2019. 

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. from the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

For this blog post, we reached out to Ray Lourens, who grew up on a farm in South Africa before relocating with her family to a remote farming community in Saskatchewan, Canada. Her family’s operation was recently selected to be a part of our Regenerative Agriculture Oat Pilot program which kicked off in 2019. 

General Mills Employees Help Raise Over $263,000 in 2020 Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon

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General Mills was proud to sponsor and participate in the 2020 Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon to support Second Harvest Heartland. Just over $263,000 was raised to help provide meals to those in need in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

Click here to learn more or donate

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General Mills Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Annual Holiday Breakfast

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A big crowd gathered yesterday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast. The keynote this year was from Eric H. Holder Jr., former U.S. attorney general.

Organized in partnership by General Mills and United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the event’s theme was “Rise Up: Standing Together for Positive Change.”

General Mills Employee Carries on Brother’s Legacy

By Claudine Galloway
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Michelle Meade, a field selling assistant at General Mills, has done things that most people could not fathom. 

She’s helped test the blood of mothers and children in Zambia, Africa, who may be HIV positive. 

General Mills Supports Wildfire Relief Efforts in Australia

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General Mills is thinking of our employees, suppliers, customers and consumers in Australia, as fires continue to devastate the country. The General Mills Foundation is providing monetary support to the Australian Red Cross to help impacted families and WIRES Inc (Wildlife Information, Rescue & Education Service) to support emergency animal rescue, including koalas.

“Mooving” Ahead With Sustainably Sourced Milk

By Kevin O'Donnell
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Dairy delivers creamy goodness and rich flavor to foods that many consumers love. That’s why milk is a key ingredient in yogurt and other General Mills products.

We know consumers are increasingly interested not only in where their food comes from but how it is grown and by whom. We share consumers’ desire for transparency about what goes into our products.

‘Treat the World with Care’ is a core belief at General Mills.

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States, to Serve as Keynote Speaker at the 30th Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast

Event transitions from televised event to streaming online exclusively at mlkbreakfast.com.
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MINNEAPOLIS, December 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States, will serve as keynote speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday breakfast on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Minneapolis Armory.

Organized in partnership by General Mills and United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the event’s theme is “Rise Up: Standing Together for Positive Change.”

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