Sustainable sourcing

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.

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 an Actress Helped Bring High-Quality Goat Cheese Mac to Your Kitchen

Stouffer’s Urban Bistro Cheddar and Goat Cheese Mac brings premium flavor to your freezer
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By Andrew Eccles

Milking goats in Minnesota was a strange new hobby for an actress from California. Frankie Lenzmeier’s friends in L.A. thought she was crazy for making the cross-country journey every weekend, but Frankie was committed to making her new relationship with a dairy farmer work.

Bacardi Notches Sustainability Wins

By Neat Pour Staff
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Sustainability is no longer a little-known cause pushed by a small group of activists. The environment is officially a major player in the drinks industry, factoring into the calculations of big brands. Bacardi is one heavyweight producer leading the charge. The company officially released the results of their three year push towards sustainability and admittedly, it’s pretty impressive. Pushing ahead, Bacardi also announced some ambitious goals to keep up the momentum.

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INFOGRAPHIC | Bacardi Limited Highlights Sustainability Achievements of Good Spirited Initiative

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Bacardi Limited announced the compilation of results of its environmental sustainability goals made in 2014 and expanded its “Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future” environmental initiative to now encompass the company’s entire Corporate Responsibility (CR) platform.

Improving the Sustainability of Cocoa Grown in West Africa

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

Kernels of Transparency: Sustainably Sourcing Corn

By John Wiebold
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Editor’s note: This is the third story in a series focusing on our commitment to sustainably source our top ten priority ingredients used in General Mills products by 2020. Read the first two pieces, which highlight our progress with oats and wheat

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Editor’s note: This is the third story in a series focusing on our commitment to sustainably source our top ten priority ingredients used in General Mills products by 2020. Read the first two pieces, which highlight our progress with oats and wheat

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

by Lindsay Bass, Eliza Roberts
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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.

Four Trends for Optimism on World Food Day

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Feeding the world is a mounting challenge for our food system, as climate change impacts collide with burgeoning population growth. And more mouths to feed means demand is rising globally for resource-intensive meat, just as water scarcity and challenges such as deforestation accelerate. But today on World Food Day, I see exciting trends that give me hope. The food sector is beginning to step up. More and more food companies are doing their part to tackle urgent sustainability challenges, while also ensuring our long-term global food security.

On Track to Sustainably Source Oats

by John Wiebold
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Our beloved Cheerios were named Cheeri-Oats when they launched in 1941. So you know that oats have been at the core of our business for a long time. Dating back to 1928, in fact.

Today, nearly four years into our commitment to sustainably source our ingredients, we are well on our way – particularly with oats.

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