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General Mills Digs Into Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

By Laurie Beth Harris
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To advance its efforts as a leader in sustainability, General Mills set a goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its full value chain by 28 percent by 2025. To achieve this, the global food company identified three key opportunity areas: implementing sustainable agricultural processes, streamlining production operations and optimizing the consumer experience.

Blue Buffalo Helps Pets Find a Home 4 the Holidays

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Home 4 the Holidays is a three-month-long adoption drive that saves the lives of orphan pets and raises awareness about the importance of pet adoption during the holiday season. Why? More families bring a new pet home during the holiday season than at any other time of year.

Podcast | General Mills Celebrates World Soil Day With Soil Health Pioneer Gabe Brown

By Kevin Hunt
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As part of the food industry, General Mills recognizes that agriculture contributes to some of our most pressing sustainability challenges.

And we believe that the most promising solutions start with healthy soil.

For World Soil Day 2019 (Dec. 5), we’ve posted a bonus episode of our “A Taste of General Mills” podcast.

It’s an interview with Gabe Brown, a pioneer in soil health and the regenerative agriculture movement.

General Mills Breaks Ground on Second Wind Project, Maverick Creek, to Offset 100% of Domestic Power

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General Mills broke ground this week on the Maverick Creek Wind Project in Eden, Texas, in partnership with Kimberly-Clark, Renewable Energy Systems, Vestas, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. and members of the local government. Once it is operational in October 2020, Maverick Creek and our first wind farm, Cactus Flats (pictured) will offset 100% of the electricity used annually at our owned U.S. facilities. Wind energy is one way we’re getting closer to reaching our greenhouse gas emission reduction goals by 28% by 2025.

Knowledge without Borders: Reflecting on a Decade of Intellectual Philanthropy

By John Mendesh and Peter Erickson
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The global food industry has a key role to play in solving the problems of food insecurity and poor nutrition. In 2008, General Mills began looking at ways its specialized knowledge and experience could be harnessed and shared to aid the local food industry in Africa. A simple model was developed: a volunteer program for food technology professionals through which they can share their expertise with Africa’s most promising food entrepreneurs. Over the past decade, Partners in Food Solutions has grown to become a unique and dynamic organization that includes five other world-class food and agriculture companies (Cargill, DSM, Bühler, The Hershey Company, and Ardent Mills) and 1,600 corporate volunteers who have assisted and trained more than 1,500 early-stage food companies in Africa to improve food safety, packaging, processing, marketing, and more.

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The global food industry has a key role to play in solving the problems of food insecurity and poor nutrition. In 2008, General Mills began looking at ways its specialized knowledge and experience could be harnessed and shared to aid the local food industry in Africa. A simple model was developed: a volunteer program for food technology professionals through which they can share their expertise with Africa’s most promising food entrepreneurs. Over the past decade, Partners in Food Solutions has grown to become a unique and dynamic organization that includes five other world-class food and agriculture companies (Cargill, DSM, Bühler, The Hershey Company, and Ardent Mills) and 1,600 corporate volunteers who have assisted and trained more than 1,500 early-stage food companies in Africa to improve food safety, packaging, processing, marketing, and more.

Veterans Help Us Be Our Best

By Laura Knutson
Blog

Imagine you sign up to serve your country at age 18. You go to boot camp and push your physical and mental limits to an extreme. You spend years on a ship. Maybe you serve in a war zone.

You come home, start a family, get deployed again. Months later, you’re back at your local grocery store, trying to readjust to an old lifestyle that’s suddenly foreign.

To many veterans, this transition back to the civilian world is no easy feat. And at the core is finding a job that fits, which can be the biggest hurdle of all.

Our Food Is a Gift From the Planet: A Gift to Be Treasured, Not Wasted

By Mary Jane Melendez | Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer; President, General Mills Foundation
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Food has an intrinsic value to feed, nourish, heal, satisfy, and connect us. Food is a universal, human experience to be savored and cherished. It is best enjoyed and experienced when shared with others.

ReFED Accelerates Action to Cut Food Waste in Half by 2030 at 2019 Food Waste Summit

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, ReFED, the only U.S. nonprofit wholly dedicated to reducing food waste, announced the annual ReFED Food Waste Summit taking place October 28-30, 2019 at METREON in San Francisco.

Investing in Food Security in Mississauga

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Despite living in a place of abundance, visits to food banks are increasing for the residents in Mississauga, Ontario, where General Mills’ Canadian headquarters is located.

Using the learnings from our investment in a few of our other hometown communities of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Buffalo, New York, we’re using an innovative model that aims to enable local know-how and leadership, with the partnership of United Way, to advance and sustain lasting solutions to hunger and lack of food access in Mississauga.

Bold and Broad Action Needed to Ensure Food Is Well Grown and Well Used

By Nicola Dixon | Executive Director of the General Mills Foundation
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The daunting facts – 820 million people today remain malnourished and hungry, while one-third of all food produced for human consumption each year is wasted or lost – can leave some with the belief that our global food system is irrevocably broken; imbalanced to such a tragic degree that significant improvement couldn’t possibly be attainable.

Yet that kind of resignation, if left unchecked, poses a dangerous threat to our collective ability to make real and lasting progress.

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