Major food processor wants reduction in pesticide use

Over the last five years, General Mills has committed to sourcing its major ingredients, like oats, wheat, and sugar from farmers who follow sustainable practices. Now they are pushing to cut the need for synthetic pesticides.

Early 2019 General Mills announced a goal to increase their regenerative ag practices to 1 million acres by 2030 with benefits including suppressing of pests by promoting natural competition to significantly reduce the need for synthetic pesticides.

This is exciting news, let’s see if other major food processors are looking to do the same.

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