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McDonald’s joins PepsiCo in efforts to reduce agricultural emissions
McDonald’s will allocate $5 million over the next five years to help develop and implement emissions-reducing farming practices in an agreement that makes it a founding partner of AgMission, along with Pepsi.
The partnership is part of McDonald’s efforts to achieve net-zero across its operations by 2050.
AgMission is an international collaboration that aims to have farmers, ranchers and scientists work together using agricultural research and data for the adaptation of economically and environmentally sustainable practices.
The partnership, which increases McDonald’s presence in sustainable agriculture, also includes the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action, and the World Farmers’ Organization.
The fast-food giant's other farming programs that form part of its sustainability goals include the McDonald’s Flagship Farmers Program and McCafé Sustainability Improvement Platform, which is a framework to produce sustainable sourcing in its coffee supply chain.
Meanwhile, PepsiCo is advancing the effort to eliminate 3 million tons of GHG emissions through regenerative agriculture practices, in addition to being a part of AgMission.
PepsiCo says 80 percent of its raw agricultural materials were sustainably sourced.