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Empowering Women Through Sustainable Cocoa Farming

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In honor of International Women's Day this week, we want to highlight one of the female farmers we work with to grow cocoa for our products.

Meet Rebecca Mensah, a farmer in Ghana where cocoa farming is the primary occupation. Mensah is part of CARE's cocoa sustainability initiative. Because of the program, she said, "Now, I am able to provide support for my children’s education, because I have a source of income. This gives me the strength and opportunity to contribute to household decision-making."

Celebrating Women Who Make Positive Change in the World

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At General Mills, we are proud to support many female leaders who are making a positive change in the world to nourish those facing hunger and to help nurture the earth. Learn about a sampling of these terrific women-led partner organizations and their impact in this video.

Explore our commitment to being A Force for Good

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Regenerative Agriculture Is a Hopeful Solution to Climate Change

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Every bite of the foods you love could have a positive impact on the earth. How we grow food can help restore natural resources, help address climate change and its effects on our communities, so General Mills has committed to advancing regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres by 2030.

Learn more about our commitment to regenerative agriculture

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Growing a Regenerative Renaissance

General Mills provides $1.65 million grant for Soil Health Academy to assist wheat, oat producers transition from conventional ag practices
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FT. PAYNE, Ala., February 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The non-profit Soil Health Academy (SHA) today announced it has received a $1.65 million grant from global food company General Mills to educate and mentor wheat and oat producers in targeted regions of the U.S. and Canada as they transition from conventional agricultural practices to soil health-focused regenerative agriculture practices.

To implement the three-year, mentoring, consulting and evaluation components of the project, SHA is partnering with the regenerative agriculture consulting company, Understanding Ag, LLC (UA).

General Mills Awarded Prestigious CDP A List Awards for Climate and Water Actions for Second Consecutive Year

Company praised for environmental leadership and best practices across global corporate sustainability measures
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MINNEAPOLIS, February 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, General Mills announced it has been recognized as a global leader in corporate sustainability by environmental impact non-profit CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) achieving a place on the CDP ‘A List’ for both climate change and water security. General Mills is one of only 10 North American companies to receive a score of “A” in both Climate Change and Water Security.

General Mills: A Recipe for Local Change

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This article originally appeared in United Way’s 2019 Local Leader List in the Globe and Mail on November 9, 2019.

Most weekday mornings, Dale Storey goes to the gym at 5 a.m., has a protein shake afterwards and enjoys a bowl of cereal when he arrives at his desk. It’s a breakfast routine that’s become ingrained for the President and Managing Director of General Mills Canada Corporation.

General Mills Launches Multi-Year Regenerative Agriculture Pilot with Wheat Growers in Central Kansas

Program aims to advance adoption of regenerative agriculture practices and improve overall water quality in key watershed
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MINNEAPOLIS, January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills has launched a regenerative agriculture pilot with farmers in Kansas’ Cheney Reservoir watershed which provides water to more than 400,000 Wichita residents. The company targeted this watershed in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to improve water quality as part of the state-wide Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy. The 3-year pilot is comprised of 24 wheat growers in and around the 650,000-acre watershed where more than ninety-nine percent of the land is used for agricultural purposes.

Family Farming Legacy From South Africa to Canada

By Ray Lourens
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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. from the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

For this blog post, we reached out to Ray Lourens, who grew up on a farm in South Africa before relocating with her family to a remote farming community in Saskatchewan, Canada. Her family’s operation was recently selected to be a part of our Regenerative Agriculture Oat Pilot program which kicked off in 2019. 

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. from the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

For this blog post, we reached out to Ray Lourens, who grew up on a farm in South Africa before relocating with her family to a remote farming community in Saskatchewan, Canada. Her family’s operation was recently selected to be a part of our Regenerative Agriculture Oat Pilot program which kicked off in 2019. 

General Mills Employees Help Raise Over $263,000 in 2020 Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon

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General Mills was proud to sponsor and participate in the 2020 Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon to support Second Harvest Heartland. Just over $263,000 was raised to help provide meals to those in need in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

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