Protecting Pollinators

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Protecting Pollinators

We serve the world by making food people love. Food that depends on healthy pollinators. 

Since 2011, General Mills and our brands have invested $6 million to support pollinator and research efforts.

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Going All In for the Bees in France
You’re hearing more this week about the importance of bees and their impact on our global food supply because it’s National Pollinator Week. I was in France over the last few days for two events to learn more and see what’s being done to protect pollinators. While we’ve had ...
Jun 23, 2017 8:15 AM ET
The Bee Lab Takes On a Big Threat to Bees
People know how to protect themselves from disease, but what about bees? Varroa mites are one of the most significant threats to honey bee health today. If beekeepers do not manage their colonies to reduce mite levels, there is a 90 to 95 percent chance the colony will die within two years or sooner from the effects of the mites and the bee viruses they vector. For...
Jun 22, 2017 11:55 AM ET
A Taste of General Mills Podcast: Protecting Pollinators
The Xerces Society is on the forefront of protecting pollinators in the U.S. and we’re proud to partner with them. In this episode, you’ll hear about their mission from Eric Lee-Mäder, who co-directs the Xerces Society’s pollinator conservation program. And, you’ll find out how you can help, too. For more information, visit us at...
Jun 20, 2017 9:55 AM ET
How an Almond Orchard Solved Its Need for Bees
More than 80 percent of the almonds sold worldwide are grown in California. The state also is home to one of the best examples that we know for creating habitat for honey bees and other native pollinators needed for bountiful almond production. Olam’s almond orchard, near Fresno, California, worked with the Xerces Society and General Mills to create nearly six miles of flowering...
Jun 19, 2017 1:55 PM ET