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#FarmersMarketWeek: How Cox Supports Atlanta’s Food Movement Through Food Well Alliance

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#FarmersMarketWeek aims to provide local farmer’s markets the opportunity to showcase their vendors, celebrate the farmers and promote the farm and agriculture business at-large. Farmer’s markets contribute significantly to the local economy, creating an ecosystem that supports new and existing local businesses.

General Mills Foundation & The Nature Conservancy

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Healthy soil is crucial for growing food and is a powerful and natural lever to reduce the impact of climate change. So that future generations have enough food, the General Mills Foundation is supporting The Nature Conservancy’s road map to help improve soil health.

Learn more about the Nature Conservancy here.

Connecting the Dots on Biodiversity and Agriculture

by Shauna Sadowski, Senior Manager of Sustainability at Annie's, Inc.
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Companies — particularly food companies — have a role to play in promoting biodiversity in agriculture. I work at Annie’s, where we have a strong commitment to organic farming, with nearly 90 percent of our sales coming from organic products.

You Grow, Girl!: Carrie Vollmer-Sanders

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series comprised of contributed pieces from female farmers around the globe – 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. We hope that you enjoy their stories as much as we have enjoyed unearthing them.

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series comprised of contributed pieces from female farmers around the globe – 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. We hope that you enjoy their stories as much as we have enjoyed unearthing them.

Creating the Conditions for Inclusive Markets

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Inclusive markets not only are possible, but can be made more possible. Find out how in new FSG report.

How do we get to shared prosperity?
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Inclusive markets not only are possible, but can be made more possible. Find out how in new FSG report.

Treating the World with Care: General Mills Global Responsibility

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At General Mills, we believe how we do business should reflect who we are, both as a company and as the people who work here. Our 2017 Global Responsibility Reportshares how we treat the world, its resources and its people with care. We're especially proud of the work we've done in climate change, water stewardship, pollinator habitat and food security. In this annual overview, you'll find stories worth knowing and stories worth sharing. Pass it on!

Jerry Lynch

Chief Sustainability Officer

2017 Global Responsibility Report

Mining for Fertilizer: How Mosaic Manages Environmental Impacts

By Gina-Marie Cheeseman
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There are over seven billion people in the world and every one of them needs to eat to live. Feeding a growing world population means that crop yields have to be improved. Fertilizers are important to improve crop yields in order to feed a growing global population.

Funkee's Cafe: Sustainability with a Side of Gelato

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MARION, Ark., July 31, 2017 / 3BL Media - Funkee’s Café (Funkee’s) opened its doors in Marion, Arkansas in October of 2015. Funkee’s was founded by business owner, Mary Singer. The cafe serves a wide range of delicious and authentic Italian delicacies, such as Gelato and gourmet coffees as well as a variety of freshly made locally grown herbs for salads and deli sandwiches.   

Bringing Decision Science to Sustainability

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Domtar’s pulp mills are, in essence, biorefineries designed to separate and extract the natural chemical building blocks of wood. Cellulose is used to make paper, but the other biochemicals from wood are also valuable as feedstocks for products ranging from fuels to flavors and fragrances.

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