188115808-1024x682Unlike the FDA, the  Environmental Protection Agency last week announced its intention to delay any decision on changes to the Redemption Fuel Standard (RFS).   The RFS is an ethanol mandate, passed in 2006, that essentially guaranteed ethanol demand by mandating certain minimums of food-to-fuel.  Specifically, the RFS program requires renewable fuel to be blended into transportation fuel in increasing amounts each year.  The standard in place today increases every year to 36 billion gallons by 2022.  The standard has long been seen as contributing to higher costs for the entire restaurant industry and has been strongly opposed by the industry.