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McDonald’s, White Castle to EPA: Cut Corn Ethanol Mandate

The National Council of Chain Restaurants has urged the EPA to further reduce the levels of corn ethanol mandated under the Renewable Fuel Standard. In response to concerns about the RFS, the EPA last year proposed cutting corn ethanol levels for 2014 to 13.01 billion gallons from 13.8 billion gallons. … Read more »

Online Tool Measures Cafes’ Carbon ‘Foodprint’

Online Tool Measures Cafes’ Carbon ‘Foodprint’

Environmental software firm FirstCarbon Solutions and food service management company Compass Group have launched an online tool to help Compass Group chefs and managers reduce energy, water and resource use. The new Carbon Foodprint toolkit is available to all 9,900 Compass Group cafes in the US. Auburn University, Green Mountain … Read more »

Unilever Consumer Tests Aim to Cut Waste 25%

Unilever UK & Ireland is launching a consumer-centric project aimed at helping families live more sustainably and reduce household waste by 25 percent, while cutting their monthly food bill by 15 percent. The Sustain Ability Challenge, a project developed in partnership with consultant firm The Futures Company, has enlisted 12 … Read more »

Food Waste ‘Causes Losses Throughout the Supply Chain’

Food Waste ‘Causes Losses Throughout the Supply Chain’

Grocery stores and other retail food sellers are losing as much as $15 billion a year in unsold fruits and vegetables alone, with about half of the U.S. supply going uneaten, according to an analysis on food waste by the National Resources Defense Council. The NRDC report, Wasted: How America … Read more »