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Empowering West African Women Through Sustainable Agriculture


General Mills knows that empowering women and girls is crucial for communities to fully flourish.

In the world’s poorest communities, women and girls typically bear the brunt of poverty. When families struggle to grow enough food to eat or earn enough money to send all their kids to school, it’s the girls who are often the last to eat and first to be kept home from school.

But girls and women aren’t just the faces of the poverty; they’re also the key to overcoming it.

Cascadian Farm Invests in Soil Health Research Across Organic Oat Supply Chain With Grain Millers

Project aims to demonstrate the power of organic oats to build soil and capture carbon
Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, and parent company General Mills, announced a five-year $125,000 contribution to Grain Millers to support soil health research on oat farms in the Upper Midwest. Research findings and best practices will be shared at field day events to help advance environmental and economical outcomes for farmers.

Helping Kids Thrive in the Classroom

By Claudine Galloway

Can you imagine paying attention to an algebra lesson first thing in the morning with a growling, churning stomach?

Sadly, millions of children in the U.S. don’t eat breakfast because there simply isn’t enough food at home.

Ceres, WWF Expand AgWater Challenge to Drive Water Stewardship in Ag Supply Chains

by Lindsay Bass, Eliza Roberts

Cape Town, South Africa could run out of water in a few months, literally turning off the spigot for some four million residents. If a solution to the crisis is not found, social unrest is feared.

WATCH: Catherine Gunsbury, General Mills, Director of Sustainability and Transparency

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Catherine Gunsbury, director of sustainability and transparency at General Mills, discusses the value of stakeholder engagement.

General Mills and Its Natural & Organic Brands Join Annie’s in Forging Ahead on Climate Action

by Erin Callahan

We are very excited to see the Climate Collaborative community growing today with General Mills and its nine Natural and Organic (N&O) brands making new climate commitments. With these new commitments, the entire General Mills N&O product line is now represented in the Collaborative.

Alongside this announcement, General Mills is also coming on board as a Climate Collaborative donor at the highest Catalyst level, which means they’ll be helping fund vital programming and events as we look to the project’s second year.

General Mills Helps Transition 34,000 Acres Into Organic Farmland

Project in South Dakota to advance regenerative soil health practices and create 3,000 acres of pollinator habitat
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - General Mills today announced a strategic sourcing agreement with Gunsmoke Farms LLC to convert 34,000 acres of conventional farmland to certified organic acreage by 2020. The farm, located west of Pierre, South Dakota, will grow certified organic wheat and other organic rotational crops. General Mills will use wheat grown on the farm to make Annie’s pasta products, including its signature Mac and Cheese.

How General Mills' Natural Brands Make Climate a Priority

From investing in sustainability enhancing technology to supporting regenerative agriculture programs, the big food company is taking on one of today's most pressing environmental issues

By Deanna Pogorelc

In 2015, General Mills, one of the world's largest food companies, pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout its supply chain 28 percent by 2025. That's an ambitious goal that requires the corporation to reach far outside of its own walls; more than two-thirds of GHG emissions occur outside of General Mills' operations.

Farmers, Ranchers Set to Gain New Market Opportunities for Improving Soil Health

Press Release

ARDMORE, Okla., February 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, a national coalition convened by the Noble Research Institute announced its intent to create a new voluntary environmental services market that benefits agricultural producers and improves the environment for society at large.

The Life of a Modern Cowboy


Zachary Jones is a rancher. But he’s no lone ranger.   

In fact, people are at the center of his job. He’s even earned the nickname “push-button man” from his two young daughters. He’s often on his phone, email or Skype.  


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