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Corporate America pledges sustainability

More than a dozen companies commit to increasing sustainable ag

Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, committed to boost efficiency in its irrigation efforts, saving up to 80 billion gallons of water annually by 2020.

Christopher Doering, The Des Moines Register | April 29, 2014

More than a dozen companies, including Walmart, Monsanto and Kellogg, agreed Tuesday to focus on increasing sustainability in agriculture as the planet will need to feed another 2 billion people by the middle of this century.

The business giants pledged to drive more collaboration and efficiency across the current food system.

In total, they agreed to bring 8 million acres of farmland into sustainable agriculture programs and eliminate 6 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

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