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Project Gigaton Q&A: The Role of Agriculture in a Company’s Carbon Footprint

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Walmart’s Project Gigaton is a supplier-focused initiative to prevent one gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions across their global supply chain over 15 years (2015-2030). Project Gigaton aims to inspire suppliers to reduce emissions across their own operations and supply chains.

General Mills Works to Decouple Emissions from Business Growth

by Mary Mazzoni
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Agriculture accounts for around 9 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The global tally of agricultural emissions is even higher, with estimates ranging from 13 to 24 percent of total GHGs.

Private Sector Can Play Critical Role in Easing World Hunger

A rise in global hunger after nearly a decade of steady progress is driven largely by a rise in conflict.
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By Mark Kennedy and Richard Leach

One of every nine people in the world is hungry. Globally, hunger trend lines are moving in the wrong direction for the third consecutive year, with new evidence indicating a rise in world hunger to an estimated 821 million people, up from approximately 804 million last year. This latest assessment confirms the ongoing threat to food security and development gains across much of the planet.

Agriculture: The Missing Piece of the Climate Puzzle

by Mary Mazzoni
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By 2050, countries around the world must find a way to produce more food than they have in the past 8,000 years to accommodate population growth—all while minimizing the agricultural sector’s contribution to climate change.

New Platform Offers Resources and Engagement Tools for California Water Agencies and Communities

Website provides a one-stop shop for information on the state’s landmark Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
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SAN FRANCISCO, September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Maven’s Notebook, in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Stanford’s Program on Water in the West (WitW), launched a new website today at www.groundwaterexchange.org to provide a central hub of science-based information related to California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

Second Annual National Box Tops for Education Week Kicks Off

Week-long event encourages communities to clip Box Tops to help raise much-needed funds
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As kids return to the classroom, schools and teachers often scramble to gather the supplies and equipment they need. Too often, gaps in funding force schools to make difficult decisions, leaving important items unfunded. For more than 22 years, General Mills Box Tops for Education has been helping bridge that gap for schools across the country, raising more than $882 million for K-8 schools since 1996.

General Mills Named to Elite Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index

Company’s first appearance on World Index
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MINNEAPOLIS, September 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – General Mills has been named to both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the North American Index by S&P Dow Jones Indices and sustainability asset management firm RobecoSAM. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is one of the most prestigious recognitions for leadership in corporate sustainability, and is based on in-depth analysis of economic, environmental and social performance. General Mills scored well above the industry average across each of these dimensions.

Tackling the 1.6-Billion-Ton Food Loss and Waste Crisis

By Esben Hegnsholt, Shalini Unnikrishnan, Matias Pollmann-Larsen, Bjorg Askelsdottir, and Marine Gerard
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The scale of the problem is staggering. Each year, 1.6 billion tons of food worth about $1.2 trillion are lost or go to waste—one-third of the total amount of food produced globally.1 To put the figure in perspective, that is ten times the mass of the island of Manhattan. And the problem is only growing: BCG estimates that by 2030 annual food loss and waste will hit 2.1 billion tons worth $1.5 trillion. 

African Food Businesses Get Nurturing from Well-Known Giants

By Fred de Sam Lazaro
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Volunteers from some of the world’s biggest food producers, who decades ago took food-making from kitchen to the factory, are offering guidance to African entrepreneurs and helping nations become less dependent on imported food. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kenya.

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Cactus Flats Wind Facility in Texas is Operational

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ATLANTA, August 3, 2018 – Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced that the 148-megawatt (MW) Cactus Flats Wind Facility in Concho County, Texas is operational.

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