Agriculture CSR News

General Mills and NFWF Announce Partnership to Accelerate the Adoption of Regenerative Agriculture

Projects supported by General Mills will help farmers improve soil health and water quality, and reduce green-house gas emissions
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced a partnership with General Mills that will support important conservation efforts on working lands in the Great Lakes Basin (Michigan and Wisconsin) and the Southern Great Plains (stretching from Nebraska to Texas).

Through NFWF’s Sustain Our Great Lakes and Conservation Partners Programs, this new partnership will accelerate the adoption of regenerative agriculture to improve soil heath and water quality, while also enhancing vital habitat for fish and wildlife.

Timberland Reaches Landmark Moment in Journey to Re-Introduce Cotton Farming to Haiti; Releases First Products Made With Community Cotton Fibers

Builds new supply chain for cotton together with Smallholder Farmers Alliance, providing social and environmental benefits to Haitian farm communities
Press Release

STRATHAM, N.H., May 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Timberland has reached an important milestone in its five-year journey to re-introduce cotton growing in Haiti in partnership with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), with the launch of new footwear made with Community Cotton™ fiber.

Benefiting Biodiversity & Soil Health

Sustainable Solutions to Nurture Nature
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Through close collaboration with growers and other partners, we are committed to balancing the need for crop production with nature conservation and reducing agriculture’s impact on biodiversity. 

Bayer and Its Partners, Through Their Better Life Farming Partnership Model, Receives Special United Nations Recognition for Their Support to Smallholder Farmers

Summary: 
  • Presented by the United Nations Economic Cooperation and Integration (UNECE) PPP (Public Private Partnership) Forum, Better Life Farming is awarded its Build Back Better Infrastructure Award for Stakeholder Engagement.
  • The honor aligns with this year’s UNECE PPP Forum’s “Build Back Better” theme recognizing innovative thinking and creative ideas advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, while rebuilding global communities post COVID.
  • Out of 66 global submissions, Better Life Farming was among 6 projects to receive the special commendation.
Press Release
  • Presented by the United Nations Economic Cooperation and Integration (UNECE) PPP (Public Private Partnership) Forum, Better Life Farming is awarded its Build Back Better Infrastructure Award for Stakeholder Engagement.
  • The honor aligns with this year’s UNECE PPP Forum’s “Build Back Better” theme recognizing innovative thinking and creative ideas advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, while rebuilding global communities post COVID.
  • Out of 66 global submissions, Better Life Farming was among 6 projects to receive the special commendation.

General Mills Makes Meaningful Global Responsibility Progress to Shape the Future

Sustainably sourced 100 percent of its top 10 ingredients, advanced regenerative agriculture on farmland, enabled 7 billion meals worldwide
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, April 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today released its 2021 Global Responsibility Report, which highlights social and environmental progress made in the 2020 fiscal year, ending May 31, 2020. The annual update, which marks 51 years of reporting for the company, features actions and outcomes across four areas: Food, Planet, People and Community.

Sourcing to Protect Pollinators, Merchants Move Toward a Greener Future

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The natural world is having a moment. As the coronavirus pandemic has pushed people to rediscover the outdoors, many are turning to gardening as a way to express creativity and relieve stress. But the importance of greater greenery serves an even more fundamental purpose: enabling pollinators.

Restoring Pollinator Habitats is Key to Feeding the Future

By Martin Mundo | SVP, General Merchandise Manager, Produce and Global Produce Sourcing, Walmart U.S.
Blog

Imagine mornings without orange juice, summer picnics without strawberries or holiday dinners without apple pie. Such a future is possible if we don’t take collective action to begin restoring pollinator habitats around the world.

Mondelēz International and Olam Food Ingredients Announce Partnership in Asia To Create World's Largest Sustainable Commercial Cocoa Farm

Summary: 
  • World’s leading chocolate maker and largest cocoa supplier aim to strengthen sustainable cocoa sourcing in Indonesia
  • 2,000-hectare cocoa farming model of the future to restore environmental productivity, improve farmer livelihoods and empower local communities
Press Release
  • World’s leading chocolate maker and largest cocoa supplier aim to strengthen sustainable cocoa sourcing in Indonesia
  • 2,000-hectare cocoa farming model of the future to restore environmental productivity, improve farmer livelihoods and empower local communities

Snook Are Moving North, and Scientists Want to Know Why

Scientists are studying the migration patterns of this Florida sportfish to protect its habitat
Blog

Snook, a popular tropical sportfish, can weigh as much as a Border Collie and grow as long as four feet. They have silvery scales, two tall fins on their back and a protruding lower jaw. And until recently, catching one in North Florida would be unlikely.

With fewer winter freezes during the last 20 years, the fish have slowly expanded to rivers and parts of the Gulf of Mexico that were previously too cold to call home.

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