All the information you need before you choose sustainable products for your operation: Organic, Natural, Vegan / Vegetarian, Compostable, Green Products

Understanding Sustainability

USDA National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) definition, April 1995: Organic agriculture is an...
Food labeled "natural" does not contain any artificial ingredients, artificial coloring agents,...
This is one area that elicits questions like "Vegetarian or Vegan?", "Strict or loose adherence...
A product that is “compostable” is one that can be placed into a composition of decaying...
Once you have decided to commit your restaurant to becoming a greener operation, there are some...
GMO: Genetically Modified Organisms
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit multi-stakeholder collaboration committed to preserving and...

Definitions & Standards

What is the difference between natural and organic food? What is the difference between source verified and process verified?

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Research Library

Check here for our latest listing of available research studies as well as downloadable documents that are provided by our partners and industry experts.

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Best Practices / Trends

Learn how the industry is developing best practices so operators can find the right balance between consumer demand and going green.

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