Mars Taps Benson Hill’s Crop Design Platform to Help Protect Cacao from Climate Change

Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants, and Mars, Incorporated, a family-owned global pet care, confectionery and food business, have announced a strategic partnership to improve the productivity and climate resilience of the cacao tree, essential to chocolate production. Healthy, productive cacao trees benefit the millions of smallholder farmers globally who depend on the trees for their livelihood, but climate change and increasing disease pressure put production at risk. Mars has committed to sustainability throughout its operations, including sharing its expertise in science and…

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Mars Launches New Cocoa Sustainability Strategy

Mars Wrigley Confectionery, a maker of chocolate for more than 100 years and one of the world’s largest buyers of cocoa, today launched a new plan for overhauling its cocoa supply chain. Called Cocoa for Generations, the plan places the interest of the smallholder farmer at its center, helps to safeguard children and forests, and creates a pathway for cocoa farmers and cocoa-growing communities to thrive.  Cocoa for Generations is backed by an investment of $1 billion over 10 years and is incremental to the Sustainable in a Generation Plan…

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Kind And Mars Announce Partnership To Bring Healthy Snacks And The Kind Promise To People Worldwide

KIND, a healthy snacking leader, and Mars, Incorporated, a family-owned global pet care, confectionery and food business, today announced a strategic partnership whereby Mars will take a minority stake in KIND. As part of the agreement, the two companies will partner to grow KIND’s product offerings and business globally, utilizing each other’s strengths. The partnership will allow KIND to continue to drive positive change in the food industry while fulfilling – on a worldwide scale – its  KIND Promise, a set of nutrition principles that have guided the company’s innovation…

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goodnessKNOWS® launches first TV ad campaign

Mars Chocolate UK has announced the first ever TV advert for goodnessKNOWS®, the company’s new brand which launched this summer. goodnessKNOWS® was created to fit in with people’s busy lifestyles. Coming in four snackable squares, the product can be enjoyed all at once or eaten throughout the day. However it is not just snacking on the go consumers are looking for, they increasingly want products that match the values they live by. That’s why goodnessKNOWS® has decided to provide consumers with that little bit more –channeling 10% of all sales profits…

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Mars unveils “Sustainable in a Generation” Plan

Mars CEO Grant F. Reid today said business needs to lead “transformational change” in order to tackle the most urgent threats facing the planet and its people. Speaking ahead of this month’s UN General Assembly and Climate Week in New York, Mr. Reid said the responsibility had never been greater for industry: “If we are to help deliver on the targets agreed in Paris and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, there has to be a huge step change. While many companies have been working on being more sustainable, the current…

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