Where does food come from? How was it grown? Where was it produced? Many people don’t realize that food production places enormous demand upon our natural resources, and the modern food industry often has deleterious environmental and social impacts. Our food choices at Amherst have a significant impact on our health, culture, environment, and local and global economies. We are committed to limiting these impacts by using fresh, locally and sustainably produced foods in the dining hall when possible. Amherst’s dining services are dedicated to being sustainable in their operations and work proactively to limit food waste.