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Directions in Sustainability

Key takeaways from the inaugural Small Change, Big Impact Food Summit
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By Mary Ladd

Progressive ideas on sustainability came to the fore at the summit, presented in panel discussions by chefs, restaurant owners, nonprofit leaders, retail outlets, foodservice providers and globally recognized food brands.

Our Food Is a Gift From the Planet: A Gift to Be Treasured, Not Wasted

By Mary Jane Melendez | Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer; President, General Mills Foundation
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Food has an intrinsic value to feed, nourish, heal, satisfy, and connect us. Food is a universal, human experience to be savored and cherished. It is best enjoyed and experienced when shared with others.

ReFED Accelerates Action to Cut Food Waste in Half by 2030 at 2019 Food Waste Summit

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, ReFED, the only U.S. nonprofit wholly dedicated to reducing food waste, announced the annual ReFED Food Waste Summit taking place October 28-30, 2019 at METREON in San Francisco.

Investing in Food Security in Mississauga

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Despite living in a place of abundance, visits to food banks are increasing for the residents in Mississauga, Ontario, where General Mills’ Canadian headquarters is located.

Using the learnings from our investment in a few of our other hometown communities of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Buffalo, New York, we’re using an innovative model that aims to enable local know-how and leadership, with the partnership of United Way, to advance and sustain lasting solutions to hunger and lack of food access in Mississauga.

Bold and Broad Action Needed to Ensure Food Is Well Grown and Well Used

By Nicola Dixon | Executive Director of the General Mills Foundation
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The daunting facts – 820 million people today remain malnourished and hungry, while one-third of all food produced for human consumption each year is wasted or lost – can leave some with the belief that our global food system is irrevocably broken; imbalanced to such a tragic degree that significant improvement couldn’t possibly be attainable.

Yet that kind of resignation, if left unchecked, poses a dangerous threat to our collective ability to make real and lasting progress.

Costa Cruises Celebrates World Food Day Every Day of the Year Thanks to “4GOODFOOD”

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In the last 18 months or so, Costa has achieved a reduction of over 35% in food wastage on board its ships, enabling both the creation of 100 food gardens in Africa in collaboration with the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity and the donation of more than 150,000 portions of food in partnership with Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus.

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In the last 18 months or so, Costa has achieved a reduction of over 35% in food wastage on board its ships, enabling both the creation of 100 food gardens in Africa in collaboration with the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity and the donation of more than 150,000 portions of food in partnership with Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus.

Sysco Helps Feed the Hungry While Reducing Seafood Waste

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How can we help feed the hungry in our communities while also reducing seafood waste? Gleaning, with only 1% of participation from commercial fishermen, could help us do just that and would yield about 420 million meals a year! Gleaning is a growing movement in the fishing industry to donate seafood that can’t be sold (and is usually thrown out) to food pantries.

Trinity Seafood, a Sysco specialty seafood company based in New Jersey, recently partnered with local food banks and fishermen to pilot the New Jersey Seafood Gleaning program.

Christina Skonberg Is On a Mission

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Can business be a force for good? Christina Skonberg is on a mission to see that it can. Learn more from General Mill’s’ Senior Sustainability Analyst about how one of the world’s largest and most successful companies is approaching regenerative agriculture. 

Kiss the Ground: How would you describe your work in the context of regenerative agriculture?

Battling Climate Change Together

By Erin Callahan, Director of the Climate Collaborative
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Taking on an issue like climate change alone is incredibly difficult, and when you add in the urgency and scale of the problem, and the complexity of modern corporate value chains, it quickly becomes impossible.

It’s why we launched the Climate Collaborative, a non-profit that brings food and agriculture companies together to work on climate solutions.

Partnerships Are Important to Improving the Sustainability of Animal Agriculture

Words by Andrew Burger
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This article series is sponsored by Smithfield Foods and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. 

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