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How General Mills Celebrates Honey Bees

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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways. More information here

By Jim Witkin
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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways. More information here

General Mills Foundation & MealConnect

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Each year, 72 billion pounds of good, safe food ends up in landfills in the U.S., yet people go hungry. With support from General Mills, Feeding America created a technology platform called MealConnect that gives food donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with those facing hunger.

Learn more about MealConnect here.

Simon Says Give, So Betty Gives Cake

by Ashley Halladay
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When it comes to kids throwing birthday parties for kids in need, Simon Says Give takes the cake.

Well, the youth-run organization technically gives the cake and so much more … to thousands of kids.

General Mills Foundation & The Nature Conservancy

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Healthy soil is crucial for growing food and is a powerful and natural lever to reduce the impact of climate change. So that future generations have enough food, the General Mills Foundation is supporting The Nature Conservancy’s road map to help improve soil health.

Learn more about the Nature Conservancy here.

General Mills Foundation & The Campus Kitchens Project

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The Campus Kitchens Project teams with the General Mills Foundation to prepare healthy meals for the community from perishable food that would otherwise go to waste. It’s a connection that matters.

Learn more about the Campus Kitchens Project here.

Connecting the Dots on Biodiversity and Agriculture

by Shauna Sadowski, Senior Manager of Sustainability at Annie's, Inc.
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Companies — particularly food companies — have a role to play in promoting biodiversity in agriculture. I work at Annie’s, where we have a strong commitment to organic farming, with nearly 90 percent of our sales coming from organic products.

A Taste of General Mills Podcast: 3 Organizations Leading the Way on Food Rescue

by Nicola Dixon
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More than ever, people around the world are taking notice of the large amount of food wasted every day.

Look around … where ever food is grown, processed, transported, prepared, sold and eaten, there’s food waste.

This graphic from Feeding America shows the amount of food, in pounds, wasted just in the U.S. every year.

You Grow, Girl!: Carrie Vollmer-Sanders

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series comprised of contributed pieces from female farmers around the globe – from the northern reaches of Canada, to the heartland of the U.S., to the western coast of Africa, to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series aims to amplify the voice of female farmers who play vital roles in helping farms thrive. These amazing women nurture their families and fields. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming. We hope that you enjoy their stories as much as we have enjoyed unearthing them.

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series comprised of contributed pieces from female farmers around the globe – from the northern reaches of Canada, to the heartland of the U.S., to the western coast of Africa, to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series aims to amplify the voice of female farmers who play vital roles in helping farms thrive. These amazing women nurture their families and fields. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming. We hope that you enjoy their stories as much as we have enjoyed unearthing them.

Treating the World with Care: General Mills Global Responsibility

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At General Mills, we believe how we do business should reflect who we are, both as a company and as the people who work here. Our 2017 Global Responsibility Reportshares how we treat the world, its resources and its people with care. We're especially proud of the work we've done in climate change, water stewardship, pollinator habitat and food security. In this annual overview, you'll find stories worth knowing and stories worth sharing. Pass it on!

Jerry Lynch

Chief Sustainability Officer

2017 Global Responsibility Report

Going All In for the Bees in France

by Ashley Halladay
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You’re hearing more this week about the importance of bees and their impact on our global food supply because it’s National Pollinator Week.

I was in France over the last few days for two events to learn more and see what’s being done to protect pollinators.

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