Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - January 24, 2023
Kellogg Helps Farmers Lower GHG Emissions
Kellogg’s InGrained™, a five-year partnership with Lower Mississippi River Basin rice farmers to help reduce their climate impact, is reporting early positive results.
During the program’s pilot year, InGrained helped farmers implement climate-smart irrigation practices that achieved a reduction of more than 1,600 metric tons of GHG emissions.
Kellogg piloted the program in northeast Louisiana in collaboration with agricultural GHG measurement firm Regrow Ag, rice producers, Kellogg supplier Kennedy Rice Mill LLC and agribusiness firm Syngenta.
Rice production emits several GHGs, the most significant of which is methane, contributing approximately 1.5% of total GHG emissions.
Much of the rice sourced from the Louisiana River Basin is used in iconic foods like Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal and Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats®.
“Kellogg’s™ Better Days environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy is committed to supporting 1 million farmers and reducing Scope 3 GHG emissions across our value chain by 15 percent by the end of 2030,” said Janelle Meyers, Kellogg Company’s Chief Sustainability Officer in a statement. “Programs like Kellogg’s InGrained™ contribute to this ambitious goal, create positive impacts on the planet and support the livelihoods of farmers who grow the rice for some of our most iconic foods.”
Kellogg and its InGrained partners are making adjustments as they transition into the second year of the program, while ensuring both financial and technical support continue to help farmers with these new practices. Kellogg is also exploring expanding the program to include various regions with different weather patterns and soil types to determine if similar positive impacts are found.
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