General Mills supports farmers in adopting regenerative agriculture

American Food processing company General Mills and American Farmland Trust are running a pilot program to train and support farmers to adopt regenerative agriculture. This form of agriculture includes practices that improve soil health and decrease farming’s carbon footprint by absorbing carbon deep in the soil.

The aim of General Mills is to promote regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres of land by 2030. The company hopes to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout its value chain by 30 percent by 2030 and to net zero by 2050.

The threat of emissions from farming includes

  1. The global food system produces a third of global GHG emissions
  2. Half of those emissions come from farm operations
  3. Emissions from farming accelerate climate change

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