Berkeley Cafeterias go Organic

Of course it would be UCBerkeley that yesterday opened the first certified organic cafeteria in America. "This is huge, and it's certainly the mark of the beginning of a trend in food service toward organic," said Jake Lewin, director of marketing and international programs at CCOF, the Santa Cruz-based organization that issued the landmark organic certification. Not only are they organic, they are TreeHugger friendly in other ways:" Natural lighting and energy-efficient fixtures cut electricity consumption. Low-flow water faucets conserve water. Tables are cleaned with cloth instead of paper. Excess food is donated to a local homeless shelter, and food scraps are picked up by a local company to be turned into garden compost." ::UCBerkeleyNews