“A coalition of nearly 200 major food suppliers, manufacturers and retailers — including Ahold Delhaize, Walmart, Kroger, Mondelez, Nestlé, and PepsiCo — committed to the 10x20x30 initiative, with the goal cutting their food waste in half by 2030.
While General Mills signed up for this initiative, the company separately announced it will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% and food waste by 50% during the next 10 years. To do so, the CPG firm will start using regenerative agriculture practices on 1 million acres of farmland. The company says up to a third of greenhouse gases stem from the food system, and an estimated 80% of those emissions come from agriculture.
As more consumers are concerned about the environment, sustainability pledges are no longer optional for food and beverage companies. Reducing amount of food wasted is a critical component in this effort. According to the Washington Post, if food waste were an independent nation, it would make the third largest contribution to global warming, behind the U.S. and China.”