What is Sustainable Food?

  • Local – food that is grown and processed within a 250-mile radius of UW-Stout
  • Organic – food that is grown using USDA's organic standards which preserve the environment
  • Fair Trade – food in which fair prices are paid to food producers in developing countries; promotes higher social and environmental standards

Benefits of Sustainable Food

  • Local food supports Wisconsin and Minnesota farmers and the local economy
  • Local food reduces CO2 emissions
  • Organic food cultivates healthier soils and human health by decreasing pesticide use
  • Fair Trade food provides farmers fair wages and ensures food is produced in accordance with environmental standards 

UW-Stout + Sustainable Food

  • 16.14% of University Dining Service's food purchases were sustainable (local, Organic, or Fair Trade) -- 2011 STARS Assessment

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  • Offer Fair Trade and Organic coffee campus-wide

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Check out UW-Stout Dining Service's Sustainability webpage for more information.

UW-Sprout Campus Garden

Learn more about our newest sustainable food initiative!

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