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General Mills buys more cage-free eggs and Blue Shield gets greener

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Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 1:31 pm, Mon Apr 25, 2011.

What's the latest with some of our local businesses? The News-Sentinel has scoured wire services, news outlets and various media sources around the nation to provide a brief look at some of Lodi's businesses with national ties.

General Mills, Inc.: The company, which employs roughly 500 people locally, is looking to purchase more eggs produced by cage-free hens, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a daily newspaper in Minnesota. General Mills announced it would buy 1 million of the eggs in the 2011 fiscal year. Cage-free eggs are used in such General Mills items as Haagen-Dazs ice cream. The move was applauded by the Humane Society of the United States.

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