KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Minneapolis-based General Mills, Inc. is joining the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis where it will collaborate with other companies in the areas of biotechnology, nutrition, agriculture and health. “We see this partnership as a unique opportunity to collaboratively uncover solutions that could improve the nutrition of food, including whole grains and vegetables,” said Lane Johnson, director of agricultural research for General Mills. “We are excited to pair our more than 70 years of agricultural research experience with the cutting edge technology and expertise offered by the North Carolina Research Campus.” General Mills has leased a 1,500-square-foot space in one of the five buildings owned by Dole Food owner David Murdock. Other companies on the campus include Monsanto, LabCorp and Dole. Public colleges include the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C. State University and Duke, among others.