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Omaha, Neb.-based ConAgra Foods Inc. has joined the Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders and ENERGY STAR programs, and is participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project, a group that works with corporations and shareholders to disclose the greenhouse gas emissions of major companies.

In addition, ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston has purchased green tags from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, which will offset all of the electricity used to power Lamb Weston's administrative offices in Kennewick and Richland, Wash., and Eagle, Idaho, as well as the electricity used to produce 30 million pounds of ConAgra Foods' Alexia-branded organic and naturally processed potato products. In total, the green tags equal 16,656,000 kWh of wind energy entering the national electricity grid.

"This is one of many Lamb Weston initiatives designed to ensure that we preserve and protect vital natural resources by minimizing energy and water usage, and by reducing waste and pollution," says Mark Hayden, senior vice president of sales and supply chain at ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston.

SOURCE: ConAgra Foods Inc.

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