MINNEAPOLIS, April 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - A national effort to enhance farm sustainability through soil health has additional backing from a major consumer foods manufacturer. Leaders from General Mills, The Nature Conservancy, the Soil Health Institute and the Soil Health Partnership announce a collaborative effort to advance soil health on America’s farms and ranches, paving the way for measurable economic and environmental gains for farmers, businesses and communities for generations to come.
CHICAGO, April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - For Earth Day 2017, Feeding America® is announcing the launch of MealConnectTM, an innovative technology platform that makes food donation as simple as a click. The new and free platform was developed to help reduce food waste, benefit the environment and put more food on the tables of families and individuals facing hunger in America.
General Mills’ 2017 Global Responsibility Report highlights much of our important work and progress over the last year across four key focus areas: our food, our planet, our workplace and our community.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Mills released its 2017 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. General Mills continues to make significant progress toward nutrition improvements and sustainable sourcing of their food, as well as climate and pollinator protection – all key highlights of this year’s report.
General Mills released its 2017 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. General Mills continues to make significant progress toward nutrition improvements and sustainable sourcing of their food, as well as climate and pollinator protection – all key highlights of this year’s report.
by Anya Khalamayzer, Associate Editor, GreenBiz Group
When I first met Jerry Lynch, chief sustainability officer at General Mills, he offered me some dirt. We were at the Business for Social Responsibility conference in November, where General Mills, the main corporate sponsor of the Nature Conservancy’s Soil Health Road Map, spoke about soil-savvy farming practices. Each table at the event was topped with a Mason jar full of healthy soil.
First public benchmark ranks companies on policies, practices and actions on human rights
This week, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) was launched. General Mills was part of this pilot benchmark which evaluated the top 98 companies across agriculture, apparel, and extractives (those industries considered at highest risk). A collaborative initiative led by investors and human rights organizations, CHRB is the first public benchmark that ranks companies on their policies, practices and actions on human rights. To learn more, see their press release.
Introduction The current world population of approximately 7.4 billion is projected to increase to approximately 9.7 billion by 2050. Growing enough food, while also sustaining and improving our natural resources, is one of the greatest challenges of our time.
Last week, a few journalists, a farmer, an entomologist and an ice cream man drove two hours southeast from Oakland to Chowchilla, California. It’s an in-between place most people never will visit — the neighborhood bar is a lonely box with one window — but if you’ve eaten an almond in the United States, you depend upon this community. Its riches are rooted in nature.