Urban School Food Alliance Announces Standard on Responsible Antibiotic-Use in Turkey

The Urban School Food Alliance, a membership organization of 15 of the largest school districts in the United States that together serve nearly 4 million students daily, announced today that it is issuing a standard for responsible antibiotic use in turkey products to get healthier food for students and fight antibiotic resistance.

NRDC Calls on Universities to Consider Climate in Campus Food Purchasing Decisions

NRDC issued a letter today to 3,000 college presidents highlighting differences in corporate food service company polices to help campus cafeteria supply contracts meet university targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Sodexo Recognized for its Leadership on Climate Change by Natural Resources Defense Council and the Humane Society of the United States

December 7, 2020 Sodexo

Sodexo announced today that its Better Tomorrow 2025 goal to reduce its carbon footprint by 34 percent globally, a Science-Based Target aligned with the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, was recognized as industry-leading by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

New Bill Would Standardize Food Date Labels Nationwide to Reduce Waste

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) introduced the Food Date Labeling Act (H.R. 3981), a bill to standardize date labels on food in order to help avoid unnecessary waste caused by consumer confusion. A companion bill has been introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).

Antibiotic Sales for US Meat Production Drop, But Use Remains High

Sales of antibiotics important to human medicine for use in livestock dropped 28 percent from 2009 to 2017, according to annual numbers released today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Despite this, use of medically important antibiotics in U.S. livestock continues to significantly exceed use in people and in major livestock-producing countries in Europe.