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What’s the carbon footprint of your menu?

Michigan Dining develops carbon scale tool to assess menu items’ greenhouse gas emissions, further understanding of our food and climate change.

Most of those in the foodservice industry have a bit of knowledge about how carbon footprints relate to food. But there are misconceptions. For one, measuring carbon footprints/greenhouse gas emissions is about much more than focusing on the trucks that bring the food. It starts further back than that, looking at the impact of such things as feed and fertilizer.

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