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General Mills Teams Up With Conservation Groups For Sustainable Food Production

General Mills Teams Up With Conservation Groups For Sustainable Food Production


The initiative aims to supply the future population, which is expected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050

The SHI says the partnership will allow expansion in research, education, and networking for a better food system through soil improvement.

General Mills, The Nature Conservancy, the Soil Health Institute, and the Soil Health Partnership have joined forces to support farm sustainability all through investing in soil. According to the press release, the effort aims to “pave the way,” both economically and sustainably, for farmers and the future of food.

As part of the mission, General Mills has pledged to a $2 million, three-year deal commitment with conservation groups to support resources for farmers, landowners, and supply chain leaders to better soil health practices, according to the Soil Health Institute.


"Soil health is critical for everyone including farmers, farm communities, consumers, and companies," Jerry Lynch, chief sustainability officer at General Mills, said in a statement. "We are grateful to partner with farmers in our supply chain in their ongoing work to build healthy soils, and welcome further collaboration with all interested parties in the value chain."


Inside the General Mills roadmap to a sustainable food future

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 17.31 GMT

As the UN Climate Conference in Paris approaches, all eyes will be on government leaders as they negotiate a new global deal to address climate change.

Increasingly volatile weather around the world combined with a global population projected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050 means climate change has become the most pressing environmental issue that our society faces today. As a food company, climate change will likely have a significant impact on our business, and so we are compelled to act.


Inside the General Mills roadmap to a sustainable food future

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 17.31 GMT

As the UN Climate Conference in Paris approaches, all eyes will be on government leaders as they negotiate a new global deal to address climate change.

Increasingly volatile weather around the world combined with a global population projected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050 means climate change has become the most pressing environmental issue that our society faces today. As a food company, climate change will likely have a significant impact on our business, and so we are compelled to act.


Inside the General Mills roadmap to a sustainable food future

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 17.31 GMT

As the UN Climate Conference in Paris approaches, all eyes will be on government leaders as they negotiate a new global deal to address climate change.

Increasingly volatile weather around the world combined with a global population projected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050 means climate change has become the most pressing environmental issue that our society faces today. As a food company, climate change will likely have a significant impact on our business, and so we are compelled to act.


Inside the General Mills roadmap to a sustainable food future

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 17.31 GMT

As the UN Climate Conference in Paris approaches, all eyes will be on government leaders as they negotiate a new global deal to address climate change.

Increasingly volatile weather around the world combined with a global population projected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050 means climate change has become the most pressing environmental issue that our society faces today. As a food company, climate change will likely have a significant impact on our business, and so we are compelled to act.


Inside the General Mills roadmap to a sustainable food future

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 17.31 GMT

As the UN Climate Conference in Paris approaches, all eyes will be on government leaders as they negotiate a new global deal to address climate change.

Increasingly volatile weather around the world combined with a global population projected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050 means climate change has become the most pressing environmental issue that our society faces today. As a food company, climate change will likely have a significant impact on our business, and so we are compelled to act.


Inside the General Mills roadmap to a sustainable food future

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 17.31 GMT

As the UN Climate Conference in Paris approaches, all eyes will be on government leaders as they negotiate a new global deal to address climate change.

Increasingly volatile weather around the world combined with a global population projected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050 means climate change has become the most pressing environmental issue that our society faces today. As a food company, climate change will likely have a significant impact on our business, and so we are compelled to act.


Inside the General Mills roadmap to a sustainable food future

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 17.31 GMT

As the UN Climate Conference in Paris approaches, all eyes will be on government leaders as they negotiate a new global deal to address climate change.

Increasingly volatile weather around the world combined with a global population projected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050 means climate change has become the most pressing environmental issue that our society faces today. As a food company, climate change will likely have a significant impact on our business, and so we are compelled to act.


Inside the General Mills roadmap to a sustainable food future

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 17.31 GMT

As the UN Climate Conference in Paris approaches, all eyes will be on government leaders as they negotiate a new global deal to address climate change.

Increasingly volatile weather around the world combined with a global population projected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050 means climate change has become the most pressing environmental issue that our society faces today. As a food company, climate change will likely have a significant impact on our business, and so we are compelled to act.


Inside the General Mills roadmap to a sustainable food future

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 17.31 GMT

As the UN Climate Conference in Paris approaches, all eyes will be on government leaders as they negotiate a new global deal to address climate change.

Increasingly volatile weather around the world combined with a global population projected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050 means climate change has become the most pressing environmental issue that our society faces today. As a food company, climate change will likely have a significant impact on our business, and so we are compelled to act.


Inside the General Mills roadmap to a sustainable food future

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably source 100% percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. The company recently announced a new commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its value chain in the next 10 years. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 17.31 GMT

As the UN Climate Conference in Paris approaches, all eyes will be on government leaders as they negotiate a new global deal to address climate change.

Increasingly volatile weather around the world combined with a global population projected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050 means climate change has become the most pressing environmental issue that our society faces today. As a food company, climate change will likely have a significant impact on our business, and so we are compelled to act.


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