DailyDirt: Making Use Of Food Waste
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A terrible amount of our food supply goes to waste. It’s not just unsold produce that rots in a grocery store. All along our food chain, we throw away edible material. Efforts to reclaim those loses are sometimes met with some disgust (eg. pink slime), but finding uses for food stuff that would otherwise end up in landfill should be a noble pursuit. Here are just a few projects that could eat up some of our uneaten leftovers.
- Black soldier flies could be used to eat all kinds of biowaste — from brewer’s grain (leftover from beer making) to slaughterhouse waste. These insects are more efficient than rendering plants, and then their protein-rich bodies can be fed to farm animals. [url]
- In the UK, there’s a online marketplace for food that is beyond its advertised “sell by” date. The food is perfectly safe to eat, and this site was really popular during the Great Recession. [url]
- Some food waste is being processed into biofuel and other chemicals. Starbucks Hong Kong and The Climate Group are working together to find ways to re-use coffee grounds and waste baked goods. [url]
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