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General Mills Receives Corporate Citizenship Award

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General Mills was awarded the prestigious 2018 Citizen’s Award by the Corporate Citizenship Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in the category of Best Community Improvement Program.

Working Toward Sustainably Grown Sugar

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Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a series focusing on our commitment to sustainably source our top ten priority ingredients used in General Mills products.

How the Diestel Family Does Thanksgiving

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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.

OFA Supports Bees in France

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At General Mills, we love bees. Not just Buzz Bee, the famed Honey Nut Cheerios mascot, but all bees. Here’s why:

Simply put, without bees, we wouldn’t have enough food to feed the world’s growing population.

As a global food company, this is very important for us.

Bees are responsible for pollinating the fruit, such as strawberries and blueberries, that go into our Yoplait yogurt and countless other products.

Harnessing the Power of Wind Energy

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Water stewardship. Check.

Sustainable sourcing. Check.

Solar power. Check.

And now, Wind energy. Check.

Climate change is a shared, global challenge and every individual and company must pitch in to be a part of the solution.

At General Mills, our goal is to reduce our energy emission levels by 28 percent by 2025.

Feeding America Expands Pilot Nationally to Help Truckers Rescue Food

New program has potential to save 55-60 million pounds of food per year
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October 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, on World Food Day, Feeding America announced the national expansion of a pilot program to rescue food, in partnership with manufacturers and their carriers on the road. Each year, 40 percent of food in the United States goes to waste. This program, known as MealConnect Logistics, has already facilitated the donation of more than 580,000 pounds of food to the Feeding America network of food banks in the pilot phase.

Innovation to Address Hunger: Less Waste, Better Use of Supply

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Tuesday is World Food Day, yet 1 in 11 households in Minnesota struggle with hunger. The issue is as pervasive as it is quiet, and many of our neighbors endure the challenge of putting enough food on the table. At the same time, 40 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted each year. Over the past year, General Mills and Feeding America partnered to create an innovative solution to connect surplus food in the delivery system with families in need.

Rescuing One Billion Pounds of Food

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One billion of anything is a lot.

One billion pounds of perfectly good food given to hungry people instead of landfills is life changing for those who face hunger. And according to Feeding America, that’s one in eight people in America.

With wasted food in landfills being one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas going into the atmosphere, every pound of food we can use to feed hungry people – rather than send to a landfill – really helps the environment.

Project Gigaton Q&A: The Role of Agriculture in a Company’s Carbon Footprint

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Walmart’s Project Gigaton is a supplier-focused initiative to prevent one gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions across their global supply chain over 15 years (2015-2030). Project Gigaton aims to inspire suppliers to reduce emissions across their own operations and supply chains.

Private Sector Can Play Critical Role in Easing World Hunger

A rise in global hunger after nearly a decade of steady progress is driven largely by a rise in conflict.
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By Mark Kennedy and Richard Leach

One of every nine people in the world is hungry. Globally, hunger trend lines are moving in the wrong direction for the third consecutive year, with new evidence indicating a rise in world hunger to an estimated 821 million people, up from approximately 804 million last year. This latest assessment confirms the ongoing threat to food security and development gains across much of the planet.

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