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GoodWorks Program Advances BIPOC-Owned Businesses

By Hanna Johnson
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The Sajady sisters can’t remember a meal growing up that didn’t include their mom’s “Magic Green Sauce.” 

A chutney made with the perfect blend of cilantro and peppers, they put it on everything. And they still do. 

It’s what inspired them to found Maazah Chutney, a small-batch, gourmet goes-with-anything condiment, in 2014. Maazah, which means flavor in Farsi, is a nod to their Afghan roots.   

Can We Pay Farmers to Store Carbon Emissions in Their Fields?

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by Marcello Rossi, Climate & Capital Media 

Modern agriculture releases carbon into the air. But a new generation of startups is paying farmers to put it back into the ground.

Are You Down To Recycle? Nature Valley and Down to Earth With Zac Efron Partner for Recycling Awareness

The collaboration follows the brand’s announcement of the first-ever store drop-off recyclable snack bar wrapper
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MINNEAPOLIS, June 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - On the heels of announcing the first plastic snack bar wrapper to be approved by How2Recycle as store drop-off recyclable for its iconic Crunchy granola bar, Nature Valley is teaming up with eco-friendly actor and activist Zac Efron and Down to Earth to raise awareness about store drop-off recycling.

General Mills Is One of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens

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General Mills ranked #2 overall - and #1 in the Food & Beverage category - in 3BL Media 's 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking. The list recognizes leading ESG transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies.

General Mills is one of only 19 companies to be named among the 100 Best each year since 2009.

Click here for access to the complete 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2021 ranking and methodology

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General Mills and NFWF Announce Partnership to Accelerate the Adoption of Regenerative Agriculture

Projects supported by General Mills will help farmers improve soil health and water quality, and reduce green-house gas emissions
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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced a partnership with General Mills that will support important conservation efforts on working lands in the Great Lakes Basin (Michigan and Wisconsin) and the Southern Great Plains (stretching from Nebraska to Texas).

Through NFWF’s Sustain Our Great Lakes and Conservation Partners Programs, this new partnership will accelerate the adoption of regenerative agriculture to improve soil heath and water quality, while also enhancing vital habitat for fish and wildlife.

Box Tops for Education Partners With Black Men Teach

By Hanna Johnson
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Black male teachers have an immense positive impact for all students in the classroom, yet they are significantly underrepresented, according to research from the Institute of Labor Economics. 

Only 2% of teachers in the U.S. are Black males. In Minnesota, the gap widens to just 0.5%. 

General Mills Makes Meaningful Global Responsibility Progress to Shape the Future

Sustainably sourced 100 percent of its top 10 ingredients, advanced regenerative agriculture on farmland, enabled 7 billion meals worldwide
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MINNEAPOLIS, April 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today released its 2021 Global Responsibility Report, which highlights social and environmental progress made in the 2020 fiscal year, ending May 31, 2020. The annual update, which marks 51 years of reporting for the company, features actions and outcomes across four areas: Food, Planet, People and Community.

General Mills Makes Meaningful Global Responsibility Progress to Shape the Future

Sustainably sourced 100 percent of its top 10 ingredients, Advanced regenerative agriculture on farmland, Enabled 7 billion meals worldwide
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General Mills today released its 2021 Global Responsibility Report, which highlights social and environmental progress made in the 2020 fiscal year, ending May 31, 2020. The annual update, which marks 51 years of reporting for the company, features actions and outcomes across four areas: Food, Planet, People and Community.

General Mills Becomes First U.S. Consumer Packaged Goods Company to Enter Into a Sustainability-Linked Revolving Credit Facility

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MINNEAPOLIS, April 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced it has renewed its five-year $2.7 billion revolving credit facility, which now includes a pricing structure that is tied to environmental impact metrics. General Mills is the first U.S. consumer packaged goods company to put in place a sustainability-linked revolving credit facility.

Yoplait Donates Refrigerated Truck To Help Feed Those in Need

By Hanna Johnson
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Did you know dairy is one of the most requested but least donated items at food banks? 

Yoplait is on a mission to bridge that gap and make dairy more accessible through its support of Feeding America. 

Last month, Yoplait donated a 53-foot refrigerated trailer truck to Feeding America West Michigan  to help address the insufficient infrastructure at the food bank’s Cadillac branch. 

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