McDonald’s USA commits $5 million to research on climate-smart food production

AgMission announced that McDonald’s USA has partnered to develop and implement climate-smart farming solutions with a $5 million commitment over the next five years.

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action (USFRA), and the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) established AgMission to unlock agriculture’s potential to reduce GHG emissions. "This initiative ultimately aims to make the agriculture sector net-negative for GHG emissions. To achieve this audacious goal, AgMission brings farmers, ranchers, and scientists together to co-create science-based solutions that can be rapidly deployed, increasing on-farm resiliency while mitigating the impacts of climate change," they stated.

McDonald’s commitment to AgMission exemplifies the progressive actions the business is taking to help deliver net zero emissions across its global operations by 2050. The restaurant chain joins Pepsico as a Founding Partner of AgMission.

"We’re striving to feed more people in increasingly sustainable ways by creating a food system in which communities, animals, and the planet thrive. It’s been proven time and again that real action comes through the convening of partners around steady science-based strategies," said Marion Gross, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer, North America, at McDonald’s.

For more information:
Foundation for food & agriculture research (FFAR) 

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