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General Mills Helps Put an End to Food Waste by Supporting Feeding America's MealConnect Program

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Mary Jane Melendez, Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer at General Mills collaborates with Feeding America on the Dr. Oz Show to raise awareness of food waste/loss and MealConnect as a smart and easy solution to food waste and hunger.

A  Neighbourhood  Lens  on  Food Security

Maybe you’ve heard the term ‘food desert,’ but what about ‘food swamp’? Here’s what that means—and why you might be living in one without even knowing it.
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Food insecurity doesn’t always look like you think. Many of us have heard the term food desert, which refers to communities that don’t have grocery stores, farmer’s markets or other healthy food providers. They’re usually located in low-income areas, and unsurprisingly, they often have high rates of food insecurity.  

Annie's Mac and Cheese Has Always Saved Mealtime. Now It's Saving the Planet

Here’s how the General Mills subsidiary is going beyond organic and leading the packaged food industry toward regenerative agriculture.
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By Ainsley Harris

Once a pot of water is boiling, it takes less than 10 minutes to turn a box of Annie’s mac and cheese into a bowl of warm, creamy goodness. But that convenience belies a complex ongoing effort on the part of the organic food pioneer’s parent company, General Mills, to enable the product to do vastly more. The 154-year-old consumer packaged goods giant has emerged as a leading champion of regenerative farming practices, which sequester carbon in the soil rather than releasing it into the atmosphere, where it contributes to global warming.

Minnesota Food and Agriculture Leaders Launch Coalition to Address Top Challenges

Globally-leading cluster of food and agriculture businesses, agriculture research institutions, and innovators team up to tackle climate change and other pressing challenges
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MINNEAPOLIS – SAINT PAUL, October 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, CEOs and executive leaders from many of the world's largest food and agriculture companies and key research institutions celebrated the launch of MBOLD™, a coalition that brings together Minnesota's unique array of global leaders to address major challenges facing the food and agriculture sectors.

General Mills Leads Food & Beverage Sector in America's Most Just Companies List by Forbes and JUST Capital

Company recognized for its commitment to key stakeholders – workers and the environment – as defined by the American public
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MINNEAPOLIS, October 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills was named to the annual Forbes and JUST Capital “Forbes JUST 100,” showcasing the companies doing right by all their stakeholders. General Mills sits atop the list for Food and Beverage sector and ranks 23rd overall of America’s Most JUST Companies, recognized for its commitment to serving its workers, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders. General Mills has been the industry leader for two of the last three years.

2021 Offers a Narrow Window To Tackle Interconnected Global Challenges and Set the World on Pathway Towards Positive Future

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New report from sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future highlights that:

  • The decisions we make in the next 6-18 months will lock in unsustainable practices or set us on a pathway towards a fairer, more sustainable and resilient world
  • Four pathways to the future are emerging from the world’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, each with dramatic implications for the key issues that will define the decade ahead
  • Communities, businesses, governments and philanthropists need to embrace just and regenerative approaches that restore and renew systems, which could unlock our ability to tackle interconnected climate, biosphere and inequality crises 
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New report from sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future highlights that:

  • The decisions we make in the next 6-18 months will lock in unsustainable practices or set us on a pathway towards a fairer, more sustainable and resilient world
  • Four pathways to the future are emerging from the world’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, each with dramatic implications for the key issues that will define the decade ahead
  • Communities, businesses, governments and philanthropists need to embrace just and regenerative approaches that restore and renew systems, which could unlock our ability to tackle interconnected climate, biosphere and inequality crises 

General Mills Partner World Food Programme Wins Nobel Peace Prize

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General Mills is so proud to congratulate United Nations World Food Programme on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger. We are honored to partner with WFP in China and India to support their child hunger relief programs that ensure children are nourished and able to learn and thrive. We share the belief that investing in our children is one of the best investments we can make in order to break the cycle of poverty and hunger.

General Mills Celebrates International Day of the Girl

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This International Day of the Girl, General Mills is proud to join with CARE in celebrating the resilience and strength of women and girls everywhere. Through our partnership with CARE in cocoa-growing communities in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, we are empowering farmers to improve the well-being of their families and communities, including helping their daughters pursue an education and fulfill their dreams.

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How You Can Cut Down on Food Waste

By Claudine Galloway
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Monday’s grilled chicken. Last night’s takeout. That head of romaine in the crisper. 

Most of us are not truly aware how much food we throw away every week. From uneaten leftovers, to the produce that too often rots in the veggie drawer. It all adds up.  

According to ReFED, 40% of food that we bring home ends up uneaten and in landfills. And that costs a family of four more than $1,500 per year (Just think what you could do with that money!). 

Not to mention, food waste accounts for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

General Mills Joins Commitment to Halve Food Loss and Waste

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Today General Mill joins retailers Ahold Delhaize and Carrefour in the groundbreaking “10x20x30” initiative to root out food loss and waste from the supply chain. 10x20x30 is led by more than ten of the world’s biggest food retailers and providers, each having committed to engage at least 20 suppliers in a “whole supply chain” approach to halving food loss and waste by 2030. General Mill is one of Ahold Delhaize and Carrefour’s major suppliers for consumer packaged goods.

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