Millions of Illinois consumers learn about the sustainability of corn bioplastic
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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.