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Breaking Down Local and National Efforts to Improve Food Security in the U.S.

Words by Thomas Schueneman
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

From California to Central India: Implementing Water Stewardship at the Local Level

by Megan Amrich
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

General Mills Brands Join to Improve Farming From the Ground Up

by Megan Amrich
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Can macaroni and cheese really revolutionize farming? What about beef jerky or frozen peas? If they are the result of brands combining their resources to promote regenerative agricultural practices, the answer could be yes.

Technology Advancements Boost Traceability in the Food Sector

by Jim Witkin
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

In cases of widespread foodborne illness, like last year’s E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the next step is to determine where along the food supply chain the contamination occurred. That’s where food traceability—the ability to trace a product through every step in the supply chain, from point of origin to final retail location—comes into play.  

Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover: Will It Make a Difference?

by Jim Witkin
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It’s been nearly 25 years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated that all food and beverage packaging carry the Nutrition Facts panel. These labels, now found on over 700,000 products, provide the consumer with information like serving sizes, calories per serving, ingredients and nutritional content.

How General Mills Sustainably Sources Food Ingredients from Around the World

by Kevin O'Donnell, Director of Global Sustainability Sourcing & Operations at General Mills
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To produce enough food to feed an increasingly hungry world, we must take care of the people who are raising the crops as well as the land, water and air needed for them to thrive. As a global food company that relies on ingredients from around the world, we pay careful attention to the impact of agriculture on our environment and the ability of farmers to be successful.

Why Soil Health Matters for Food and Beverage Businesses

by Jerry Lynch, Jerry Lynch, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at General Mills
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When I speak about our work in soil health, I will often see a head tilt with a questioning look. Why would a food company have any interest in soil? That’s when I take a step back and share that 99 percent of our food comes from the soil. Being a food company, the connection is instantaneously made.

Healthy Soil 101: Why Soil Health Matters and How the Food Sector Can Help

by Mary Mazzoni
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Most of us don’t think too closely about dirt, but perhaps we should. After all, it’s the foundation of all life on Earth.

Beyond sustaining plant life—and the rest of the food chain along with it—soil itself is very much alive. One handful of dirt contains up to 50 billion bacteria and hundreds of thousands of individual fungal cells. As these microorganisms move through the soil, they feast on minerals and dead organic matter and leave nutrients behind, allowing plants to grow and ecosystems to thrive.

Sustainable Agriculture Means Sustaining More Young Farmers

by Tina Casey
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According to some U.S. food industry observers, interest in small farms and sustainable agriculture is on the rise among young people.

General Mills Works to Decouple Emissions from Business Growth

by Mary Mazzoni
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Agriculture accounts for around 9 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The global tally of agricultural emissions is even higher, with estimates ranging from 13 to 24 percent of total GHGs.

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