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ABOUT OUR DINING SERVICES
Bon Appetit has a strong commitment to sustainable dining and food production. Check out the company's website to learn more about the carbon footprint of our food.
ABOUT OUR COFFEE
The coffee sold at our campus cafes is certified as fairly traded, shade-grown and organic. Fairly traded products guarantee that farmers are paid a fair wage for their product. This certification (also available for teas, chocolates, sugar, and beans,) ensures that certain measures were taken to protect the environment and that the coffee doesn't come from a genetically modified organism (GMO).
Meanwhile, USDA organic certification proves that no pesticides were used during cultivation of the coffee, which helps to protect farmers and their watersheds and tropical mountain habitats. Growing coffee in the shade also serves to cool off workers, while the canopy above provides a natural habitat for thousands of migratory bird species.