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Did You Know

Letting a faucet run for five minutes uses about as much energy as letting a 60-watt light bulb run for 14 hours.
Source: NRA Conserve

Understanding Sustainability

Organic
USDA National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) definition, April 1995: Organic agriculture is an...
Natural
Food labeled "natural" does not contain any artificial ingredients, artificial coloring...
Vegan/Vegetarian
This is one area that elicits questions like "Vegetarian or Vegan?", "Strict or...
Compostable
A product that is “compostable” is one that can be placed into a composition of...
Green
Once you have decided to commit your restaurant to becoming a greener operation, there are some...

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Definitions & Standards

Definitions and 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

Definitions and standards

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

Definitions and standards

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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