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Fortifying Futures for Children in India

By Claudine Galloway
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In India, a country with more than 1.2 billion people, one in every three children is malnourished.

If you do the math, that’s 46 million kids exhibiting symptoms of malnourishment, such as anemia and stunted growth.

We’re working to reduce these numbers and help kids in India through our philanthropy at General Mills. And we know school meals are one of the most effective ways to ensure children have a healthy start to life.

VIDEO | Meet Dr. Mary Battrell, Staff Veterinarian for Smithfield Foods

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Meet Dr. Mary Battrell, staff veterinarian for Smithfield Foods. Dr. Battrell has spent over 20 years ensuring that Smithfield’s animals are safe, comfortable, and healthy. Her motto is: "Every pig. Every pen. Every day. Food, water, comfort, care."

How Food Companies Can Make the Most of Longer Lives

The food industry has been somewhat ponderous in responding to the ageing global population. Ben Cooper looks at how food companies can most effectively meet the needs of the growing ranks of older consumers and maximise the commercial rewards on offer.
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By Ben Cooper

By definition, population trends concerning people aged over 60 do not crop up overnight, and food companies stand accused of being slow to recognise and respond to this opportunity. "There's an over-fixation on Millennials within food," says Hamish Renton, managing director of UK food and drink consultancy HRA Global. "The older demographic is under-served. Segmenting by life stage is quite sensible and I don't think it's something the food industry does terribly well."

Blog | Bringing Hydroponic Gardens Into the Classroom With Hawthorne Gardening Company

By National Farm to School Network
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This blog is one in a series that will focus on National Farm to School Network and Hawthorne Gardening Company’s work to bring more indoor gardens to more schools.

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This blog is one in a series that will focus on National Farm to School Network and Hawthorne Gardening Company’s work to bring more indoor gardens to more schools.

Building A Stronger Community Food System in North Minneapolis

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General Mills is committed to ensuring our hometown communities are food secure by supporting vibrant community food systems. That’s why we partnered with Greater Twin Cities United Way to launch the Full Lives Program, which supports a healthy and equitable community food system by increasing food access in North Minneapolis. A $1 million philanthropic grant from the General Mills Foundation enabled 14 projects across 11 organizations to increase the strength of the North Minneapolis community food system as a whole.

Jetblue’s Bluebud Business Mentoring Program Helps Eat Your Coffee, 9 Miles East and Sustainable Snacks Learn What It Takes to Get Their Brands off the Ground

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JetBlue, New York’s Hometown Airline® and the largest carrier in Boston, is helping 9 Miles East Farm, Eat Your Coffee and Sustainable Snacks learn what it takes to get their brands off the ground through the airline’s BlueBud business mentoring program.

BlueBud offers innovative and budding food and beverage brands a unique opportunity for business mentorship including access to JetBlue’s leaders and an inside look at the airline’s distinctive product development culture and award-winning onboard experience.

Red Nose Day Returns to NBC May 23

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NEW YORK, April 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ Red Nose Day, the national fundraising campaign to end child poverty, will return to NBC in 2019 with a night of special primetime programming on Thursday, May 23. 

Inspired Partner: Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is an important partner that helps Hormel Foods carry out its hunger-relief mission
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By Kelly Braaten

At Hormel Foods, we are inspired to do our part in helping with hunger-relief efforts around the world. We have significant resources as a food company, but we understand we can’t do it alone. Working with our inspired partners such as Convoy of Hope, Feeding America, Food For The Poor and Caritas, we are able to make a difference every day.

Paths to Food Security

Global Food Security Symposium 2019 addresses the challenges and strategies to achieving global food security
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Global population growth, increased water scarcity, stressed food systems, competition over resources—the consequences of inefficient land and water use are already manifesting, and we must act now to correct our course. As a global community, resource efficiency can satisfy the demand for water and food for years to come, even with the projected growth of our population, but this is only possible if we coordinate effectively.

Bayer and Fair Planet Renew Commitment to Improve Access to Seeds in Ethiopia

Five-year renewal aims to improve food and nutrition security, provide economic opportunities for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia
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BERGSCHENHOEK, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bayer has renewed its commitment to the “Bridging the Seed Gap” project for five years. The project, developed by the non-profit organization Fair Planet, facilitates smallholder farmers’ access to seeds of high-quality vegetable varieties suited to local growing conditions. Additional training on how to use these seeds sustainably and with minimal changes to traditional production practices helps the farmers improve their incomes based on significantly better harvests.

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