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Time for a Home Tech Upgrade? Here's How to Do It Safely and Responsibly

Learn how to protect your data and reduce environmental impact when you’re ready for a new device.
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By Deborah Lynn Blumberg 

Now that social distancing has become a fact of our everyday lives — whether that means working from home, distance learning, or Zoom happy hours and Netflix Party sessions with friends — many of us are doing more with our personal devices than ever before, and that’s not ending anytime soon. 

Hormel Foods Achieves Packaging Reduction Goal, Continues its Food Journey Progress in 14th Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

The company prepares to launch its new corporate responsibility goals this fall
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AUSTIN, Minn., September 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the launch of its 14th annual corporate responsibility (CR) report. The report is available online at https://csr.hormelfoods.com/ and includes information about the company’s CR progress in fiscal 2019.

Making Our Operations Less Carbon Intensive

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Products made by chemistry are vital to many low-carbon technologies, including the “built environment,” medicine and mobility. Yet the industrial processes to make these products are both energy and CO2-intensive.

As we hold ourselves accountable for contributing to a lower-carbon future, we continue to optimize our manufacturing operations, a journey we’ve been on for decades. In addition, we are looking to implement transitional technologies and innovate next-generation technologies for emissions-free manufacturing.

Imaflora Research in Partnership With General Mills Reveals That Sustainable Agricultural Techniques Position Popcorn Maize Production in Mato Grosso Among the Ten Most Efficient in the World

According to the analysis, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in product plantations in the region are about 70% lower than the world average
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SÃO PAULO, September 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - An unprecedented study conducted by Imaflora in partnership with General Mills, the food industry that owns the brands Yoki, Kitano, Häagen-Dazs, Mais Vita, Betty Crocker and Carolina, and carried out through its philanthropic foundation, revealed that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in popcorn maize production in Brazil is about 70% lower than the global average.

General Mills to Reduce Absolute Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 30% Across its Full Value Chain Over Next Decade

Commitment emphasizes the company’s dedication to regenerative agriculture, aligns with United Nations’ 1.5°C target
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MINNEAPOLIS, September 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills announced a pledge to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent across its full value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years1.  The company also committed to a long-term goal to achieve net zero emission levels by 2050. The absolute greenhouse gas commitment was calculated using methodologies approved by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) that model a level of emission reductions that science suggests is necessary to sustain the health of the planet.

Zero Waste to Landfill: The Why and How

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These days, there’s a lot of incentive for businesses to operate in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. It really is a win-win: your business stays aligned with changing regulations, your reputation is strengthened, and your bottom line is improved.

For any company interested in long-term success, the motivation is there in spades. That said, setting unrealistic sustainability goals can lead to missed targets, decreased morale and diminishing efforts.

Walmart Sets Goal To Become a Regenerative Company

World’s largest retailer targets zero emissions by 2040 and aims to protect, manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 21, 2020 – Building on more than 15 years of sustainability leadership, Walmart today announced it is doubling down on addressing the growing climate crisis by targeting zero emissions across the company’s global operations by 2040. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are also committing to help protect, manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030 to help combat the cascading loss of nature threatening the planet.

Electric Vehicles Powered by Power Modules VE-Trac Direct and VE-Trac Dual

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by  Jonathan Liao, Product Line Manager for VE-Trac Direct and Dual Product Family

Interview with Jonathan Liao one of our product line managers responsible for the VE-Trac direct and dual product family. 

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General Mills Partnership With Gunsmoke Farms to Transition 34,000 Acres of Conventional Farmland to Organic Culminates With USDA Certification

Regenerative agriculture practices credited for transition of historically rugged farmland; Annie’s sources organic wheat from Gunsmoke Farms for its iconic mac & cheese
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MINNEAPOLIS, September 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills today announced Gunsmoke Farms has received organic certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organics Program. Gunsmoke, a 34,000-acre farm outside of Pierre, South Dakota, had been managed conventionally for more than three decades before its transition to organic over the last three years using regenerative agriculture practices.

Barley Still an Untapped Ancient Grain

by Charlie Ross, Chief Business Officer of EverGrain Ingredients
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Among food and beverage brands, interest in barley is growing due to label-friendliness with consumers and versatility across many categories. Furthermore, barley has a strong sustainability story that can provide a genuine position that appeals to many consumers. For these and other reasons, brands are turning to barley to expand their portfolios with applications that appeal to the health-minded and environmentally conscious consumer.

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