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General Mills Signs on to World Cocoa Foundation's Joint Frameworks for Action to Combat Deforestation

Commitment will accelerate preservation and rehabilitation of forests in Cote d'Ivoire & Ghana
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MINNEAPOLIS, November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - General Mills joins leading companies in an agreement to end deforestation, protect national parks from illegal cocoa production and develop alternative livelihoods for affected smallholder farmers in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. The two countries produce nearly two-thirds of the world’s annual supply of cocoa. The far-reaching joint Frameworks for Action, led by the World Cocoa Foundation, was announced today at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.

Topher White: Connecting the Rainforest

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Do you have a drawer somewhere filled with old cellphones collecting dust? Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to put those phones to good use? This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, Topher White, is making a difference using those dormant phones. His organization, Rainforest Connection up-cycles defunct phones with solar charging technology and then places them strategically in rainforests all over the world to monitor human activity like poaching and deforestation.

In Cocoa, Tackling Deforestation Begins with Supporting Farmers

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Stopping deforestation in cocoa begins with helping farmers improve their livelihoods. That is the approach Cargill is taking as we continue to deliver on our promise of ending deforestation in all of our operations, and it is especially true in cocoa.

Learn more about our work on the ground here.

The War Between Farm and Forest

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By Sofia Faruqi, manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute 

Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife. The grasslands are home not only to elephants and zebras but also to cows and goats.

Kate Wylie, Global Sustainability Director at Mars, on Forests: "The Lungs of the Earth"

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The theme of this year’s Earth Day on April 22nd is Environmental and Climate Literacy. The whole world is being called on to educate and learn about climate change – and raise awareness of the immense threat it poses to our planet and its people.

Mars, Incorporated is getting involved and sharing educational videos or “Teach Ins” to help spread the message.

Here, Kate Wylie, Global Sustainability Director at Mars, Incorporated, explains “why Mars cares about deforestation”

 

Creating a More Sustainable Cocoa Sector

Cargill joins first-of-its-kind global initiative to end cocoa supply chain deforestation
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Cargill is committed to ensuring a sustainable cocoa supply chain by enabling farmers to produce more and improve their livelihoods. As part of Cargill’s broader commitment to end deforestation, the cocoa supply chain is taking steps to protect forests and focus production on existing farmland.

Protecting Forests: It’s the Right Thing to Do, and We Can Do It

by David MacLennan, Cargill Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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On a recent trip to Brazil, we flew over the Amazon. Looking out the plane window, I saw an ocean of trees blanketing the ground below. But I also saw large patches of land that had been deforested to make way for farmland. And as much as I like to see farmland, since our business depends on sourcing crops from farmers worldwide, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a real sense of loss at that sight.

Cargill’s Progress on Building Deforestation-Free Supply Chains Outlined in New Report

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MINNEAPOLIS, January 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In a report issued today, Cargill presented progress on its efforts to meet its commitment to eliminate deforestation from its supply chains. The first Cargill Report on Forests covers on-the-ground actions within six priority supply chains and global collaborations to advance sustainable agriculture.

Can Paper Be Eco-friendly? This Label Says Yes

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Forests are key to the survival of human, animal, and plant life around the world. According to the United Nations Climate Summit’s Declaration on Forests, forests support approximately 80 percent of the planet’s biodiversity, helping provide clean air and combatting climate change by absorbing carbon in the atmosphere.

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