USA – Commodity trading giant Cargill and Nestlé Purina have partnered to significantly reduce the carbon footprint associated with Purina dry pet food products. 

Through a concerted effort to promote regenerative agriculture practices, the collaboration targets a substantial cut in carbon emissions over the next three years, marking a significant stride towards sustainability in the pet food industry.

The partnership between Cargill, a leading agricultural solutions company, and Nestlé Purina underscores a shared commitment to fostering environmental stewardship and promoting sustainable agriculture. 

By investing in regenerative agriculture across Purina’s corn and soy supply chains, the initiative aims to enhance soil health and mitigate the carbon footprint associated with pet food production.

This ambitious endeavor is anticipated to span over 200,000 acres of farmland in the Midwest, where regenerative agriculture practices will be championed. Through measures such as cover cropping, no/low tillage, crop rotation, nutrient management, and soil erosion control, farmers will be supported in their transition towards more sustainable farming methods.

Stewart Derechin, Vice President of Global Partner Leader at Cargill, expressed optimism about the partnership’s potential impact, emphasizing the goal of mainstreaming regenerative agriculture practices across the industry. 

The collaboration aligns with Cargill’s broader vision to scale sustainable agricultural practices across millions of acres by 2030, fostering a more resilient and environmentally conscious food system.

For Nestlé Purina, the partnership represents a crucial step towards achieving its global sustainability objectives. By investing in regenerative agriculture and prioritizing soil health restoration, Purina aims to not only reduce its carbon footprint but also create shared value for farmers, pet owners, and the planet at large.

Cargill’s commitment to advancing regenerative agriculture is evident through its existing programs, such as Cargill RegenConnect, which have already made significant strides in promoting sustainable farming practices across North American farmland. 

By leveraging these initiatives, Cargill aims to drive positive environmental outcomes, including greenhouse gas emissions reduction, improved water quality, and enhanced crop resilience.

With an impressive track record of advancing regenerative agriculture on nearly 880,000 acres of farmland since 2020, Cargill remains steadfast in its mission to mainstream sustainable practices throughout its global supply chains.

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