Addressing Climate Change from Farm to Fork

Addressing Climate Change from Farm to Fork

General Mills announced on August 31 a commitment to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent across its full value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years. The commitment was calculated using science-based methodology to achieve a level of emission reductions that science suggests is necessary to sustain the health of the planet.

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Empowering Farmers to Self-Assess Agricultural Practices
Up to 1/3 of global greenhouse gas emissions stems from the food system, an estimated 80% of which comes from agriculture.[1] A similar story plays out across our General Mills value chain: 50% of our greenhouse gas footprint comes from agriculture. As a food company, our biggest opportunity for positive impact lies at the farm level of our supply chain. Our commitment...
Sep 3, 2019 10:40 AM ET
Healthy Soil, Healthy Planet
Our business and our planet depend on healthy soil. Soil is imperative for farmers to cultivate healthy crop yields, which General Mills then uses to make food people love. And healthy soil is critical to meeting increasing demands on food, fuel and fiber as our global population grows. To date, General Mills has invested over $4 million in initiatives to improve soil health. ...
Aug 21, 2019 9:00 AM ET
From Office to Field: A Trip to Stoney Creek Farm
Some General Mills employees recently got an up-close look at what it means to practice regenerative agriculture, and it didn’t happen from their desks. Nearly 50 employees from our Foundation, Sustainability, Sourcing, Snack and Cereal teams traveled to Stoney Creek Farm in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. There, they met the Breitkreutz family – leaders in the regenerative agriculture...
Aug 15, 2019 11:30 AM ET
Breaking Down Local and National Efforts to Improve Food Security in the U.S.
This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. Across the U.S., ...
Jul 10, 2019 9:45 AM ET
How Regenerative Land and Livestock Management Practices Can Sequester Carbon
In 2016, I travelled to Bluffton, Georgia, to visit Will Harris of White Oak Pastures to learn more about his farm which provides beef to our General Mills’ brand, EPIC Provisions. Harris runs a multi-species ranching operation with over 100,000 animals on 3,000 acres of open pastures and tree-lined corridors. His diversified farm starkly contrasts to neighboring fields that specialize in...
Jun 11, 2019 1:45 PM ET

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