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General Mills: We Get 69% of Top 10 Priority Ingredients from Sustainable Sources

General Mills: We Get 69% of Top 10 Priority Ingredients from Sustainable Sources

General Mills now sources 69% of its top ten priority ingredients from sustainable sources, the company announced this week. The most significant process has been made toward palm oil (100%), fiber packaging (99%) and sugar beets, sugar cane and oats (50% or more). General Mills says it has taken several concrete … Read more »

Food, Agriculture Companies’ Environmental Management Efforts Are Increasing Production and Profits

Food, Agriculture Companies’ Environmental Management Efforts Are Increasing Production and Profits

Commodity crop production in the US continues to demonstrate improved environmental outcomes in energy use efficiency, irrigation water use efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, land use efficiency and soil conservation, according to a Field to Market report.

Why General Mills, The Nature Conservancy Say Soil Is Sexy. Did We Mention $50 Billion in Benefits?

Healthy soils could deliver nearly $50 billion in annual economic benefits, according to General Mills and The Nature Conservancy, which have launched a 10-point roadmap to achieve this goal.

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Food, Retail Giants Pledge 50% Food Waste Reduction by 2030

Major companies including General Mills, Kellogg, PepsiCo, Unilever and Walmart have pledged to halve food waste and loss in their operations by 2030.

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Hundreds of Companies Tell Trump ‘Don’t Dump Paris Climate Agreement’

Hundreds of major companies yesterday urged president-elect Donald Trump to implement the Paris climate agreement, which he has vowed to “cancel” once he’s in the White House.

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General Mills, PepsiCo Target Suppliers’ Water Efficiency

Seven food and beverage giants have announced commitments to work with thousands of growers in their global supply chains to reduce water use and pollution impacts.

Why Food, Ag Giants Say Healthy Soil Improves the Bottom Line

Major food and agriculture companies have launched a partnership that aims to help farmers improve their bottom line while conserving natural resources through sustainable agriculture practices.

How Including Natural Assets in Financial Decision Making Gives Companies a Competitive Edge

To help businesses include “natural capital” in their decision-making processes, the Natural Capital Coalition developed a framework to identify and measure their impacts and dependencies on water, forests, minerals and other natural assets.

Dow, 3M, Target Among Major Companies Advancing Circular Economy Principles

Dow, 3M, Target Among Major Companies Advancing Circular Economy Principles

Dow, 3M and Target are among the 25 major companies and organizations that have launched an initiative to promote the circular economy.

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Food Companies, Retailers Urge Stricter Big Rig Emissions Rules

The EPA and US Department of Transportation’s proposed rules to cut carbon pollution from heavy-duty trucks should be stricter, according to a dozen major food and retail companies. In a letter to the agencies about the standards, executives from General Mills, Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia Stonyfield Farms and nine other … Read more »

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Climate Policy Is Coming. Is Business Prepared?

Businesses can expect stricter carbon pollution regulations coming soon — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to some. We saw this reasoning explained in companies’ briefs supporting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan last week, with major tech firms Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft, along with Ikea and Mars … Read more »