General Mills: Environmental Responsibility

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General Mills: Environmental Responsibility

By setting goals that push the company to do more, we demonstrate leadership in establishing aggressive goals within the food industry. 

For example, because we set goals: 

  • General Mills burns oat hulls left over from the milling process to reduce one of our plant's carbon footprints by about 21 percent. 
  • We have an irrigation process that uses 50 percent less water than conventional furrow irrigation, and also reduces electricity and pesticide use. 

Our fact sheets contain these and other interesting details. 

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Cascadian Farm Works to Advance Climate-Beneficial Foods With Limited-Edition, Small-Batch Honey Toasted Kernza® Cereal
MINNEAPOLIS, April 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Cascadian FarmTM, a pioneer in the organic food movement, is working to advance climate-beneficial foods with the launch of its small-batch, limited-edition Honey Toasted Kernza® cereal. The brand has released only 6,000 boxes – to receive one, Cascadian Farm is encouraging consumers to join its mission to help advance climate-...
Apr 10, 2019 11:30 AM ET
Why General Mills Want Supply Chains to Become Regenerative Stewards of the Environment
Faced with a growing global population and strains on depleted natural resources, US food producer General Mills plans to equip its supply chain farmers with the knowledge and tools to move from practices that mitigate environmental degradation to regenerative approaches. Read more...
Mar 29, 2019 8:10 AM ET
General Mills to Adopt Regenerative Soil Practices
By Kimberly Chin General Mills Inc. (GIS) said Monday that it will accelerate the adoption of regenerative agricultural practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030. The move brings the company closer to its goal of curbing greenhouse emissions by 28% across its supply chain by 2025. General Mills said it has already reduced its footprint by 13% in 2018 from 2010...
Mar 27, 2019 8:15 AM ET
The Challenges Facing Sustainable Agriculture
Kevin O’Donnell, director of sourcing and operations sustainability at General Mills, discusses the importance of implementing eco-friendly practices throughout the agriculture industry. Why is it important to involve sustainable practices in agriculture? As a global food company, we are reliant on the output of Mother Nature — through our ingredients that...
Mar 25, 2019 9:00 AM ET
General Mills Announces Regenerative Land-Use Goal: 1 Million Acres by 2030
General Mills committed Monday to expanding regenerative agriculture practices by 2030 on one million acres of land used to source its food ingredients. The Golden Valley-based food company is starting with oats grown in the U.S. Northern Plains and southern provinces of Canada, and will partner with both organic and conventional farmers and suppliers of wheat, corn and sugar beets over the...
Mar 22, 2019 10:15 AM ET