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Wendy’s to Suppliers: Report on Gestation-Crate-Free Pork Progress

Wendy’s says it now requires its suppliers to submit quarterly progress reports on the percentage of gestation-crate-free pork supplied to its fast-food locations. In 2012, Wendy’s committed to eliminate the restrictive cages used to confine pregnant pigs from its American and Canadian supply chains. On its website, Wendy’s says last … Read more »

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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 »

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Shell, BP ‘Generally Support’ Renewable Fuel Standard

Shell and BP have broken with the oil and gas industry’s top trade groups that are demanding the repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard, Fuel Fix reports. Both companies have biofuels ventures: Shell has partnered with Virent to develop plant-based fuels at a facility in Houson while BP has a … Read more »

Wendy’s, White Castle Demand Renewable Fuel Standard Repeal

Fast food chains White Castle and Wendy’s today will lobby Capitol Hill to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard on the grounds that fuel produced from soy, corn and other agricultural crops drives up food prices. The new campaign, Feed Food Fairness: Take RFS Off the Menu, is organized by the … Read more »

Safeway Requires All Cage-Free Eggs to be Certified Humane

Safeway, the second-largest US grocery chain, announced it has become the first major national retailer to require all of its organic and cage-free egg suppliers be “certified humane” by the nonprofit third-party label organization Humane Farm Animal Care. Safeway also has surpassed its goals for increasing sales of cage-free eggs … Read more »

Kraft’s Oscar Mayer Pledges to Ban Pig Gestation Crates

Kraft Foods has said it will eliminate gestation crates from Oscar Mayer’s pork supply chain by 2022. The Humane Society of the United States described the new policy’s phase-in period as “lengthy,” but said that it applauds Kraft Foods’ decision to help improve conditions for its pigs. In the pork industry, … Read more »