Jan 23, 2012 • By

Innovation at any age

George Ewing’s workshop used to be one of ours, where he came up with solutions for our products and brands throughout his 36-year career as an engineer.

Today, at the age of 81, he’s living at the Covenant Village Retirement Community.

But it looks like he’s working harder than ever.

From a peanut shelling device to a potato slicer and grain grinder, George’s inventions – both on his own and with the non-profit Compatible Technology International that he founded after retirement – are making an impact around the world.

Reporter Boyd Huppert told George’s story last night on KARE 11 News in Minneapolis, so we wanted to share it with you.

Like George, General Mills also is active in Africa. Many of our employees volunteer with Partners in Food Solutions to assist mills and food processors to produce high-quality, nutritious and safe food at affordable prices, and to increase demand for the crops of small-holder farmers who supply those businesses. Partners in Food Solutions is currently assisting food companies in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.

Editor’s note: The photo above is from KARE-TV.