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Responsible Sourcing

We are committed to sustainably sourcing 100 percent of our 10 priority ingredients by 2020, representing more than 40 percent of our annual raw material purchases, and supporting the livelihoods of smallholder farmers who grow our ingredients.

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Grow North Announces Inaugural Food, Ag, Ideas Week
MINNEAPOLIS, August 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Grow North is launching the first-ever Food, Ag, Ideas Week on October 8-12, 2018. The event will convene diverse perspectives and communities to create a more interconnected, dynamic and competitive ecosystem for...
Aug 2, 2018 11:00 AM ET
Improving the Sustainability of Cocoa Grown in West Africa
Editor’s note: This is the fourth story in a series focusing on our commitment to sustainably source the top ten priority ingredients used in General Mills products. Read the first three pieces, which highlight our progress with oats, ...
May 23, 2018 11:30 AM ET
General Mills Is Spending More to Develop Organic Ingredients That Customers Can Trace
By Kristen Leigh Painter General Mills became a food giant by pioneering ideas to get people in and out of the kitchen more quickly. Now, it has moved to the front lines of an agricultural movement it didn’t start. A series of investments in recent months for its growing portfolio of natural and organic products has been aimed...
May 15, 2018 8:00 AM ET
How Annie’s Is Working Differently in Montana
A new sort of farmers market just arrived in the northern plains of Montana, and Annie’s is proud to be part of it. For the last eighteen months, we’ve been working with organic grain farmers, Casey Bailey and Nate Powell-Palm, to create limited edition Annie’s items – Honey Bunny Grahams and Elbow Pasta & Cheddar...
May 4, 2018 11:00 AM ET
Portrait of a Start-up Farmer
Zach Knutson is as much economist as he is farmer. He’s had to be. Unlike many farmers, Knutson didn’t inherit land. Instead, he’s earned and invested his way into the industry, relying on his entrepreneurial savvy and passion for growing plants and crops. Knutson’s career in agriculture started in elementary school when he had a small garden. Later, he nurtured a chicken flock...
May 2, 2018 10:45 AM ET