Millions of Illinois consumers learn about the sustainability of corn bioplastic

Lindsay Mitchell

Mar 03, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Biotechnology |  Public Outreach

IL Corn partnered with six restaurants in the Chicago area to take over their takeout, replacing traditional takeout containers with corn-based alternatives.  This project was designed to help Chicago consumers understand how corn and corn co-products are an important solution to global challenges and it was a success.


The project is an extension of the Illinois Farm Families project. Illinois Farm Families is a coalition of Illinois Beef Association, IL Corn, Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Pork Producers Association, Illinois Soybean Association, and Midwest Dairy that works to connect farmers and non-farmers. Ultimately, the coalition aims to build trust in Illinois farmers that they are growing food with care.

Here are the results.