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Kids ARE Pure Evil: They Throw Away Healthy School Lunches, Study Finds

August 27th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Okay, so as every parent knows, kids are pure evil. I’ve watched my daughter torture cherry tomatoes like they were on trial for war crimes. (Just mine? Really?) But here’s proof that it’s not just your kid (or mine) who's the devil incarnate: They’re throwing away perfectly good-for-them fruits and vegetables. Duh, you’re thinking, right? That’s not news. What kid doesn't scoff at Brussels sprouts? But mommies and daddies, now we have actual SCIENCE to back us up. Pass the wine


Startup FoPo Food Powders Freeze Dries Nearly Expired Fruit, Hopes To Lessen Food Waste

August 3rd, 2015 | by Guest Contributor

Freeze-dried fruits have been included in backpacks of everyone from servicemen and women to campers. They’re lightweight and have a shelf life of years rather than days. And now mechanical engineering student, Kent Ngo, and his team over at FoPo Food Powder is taking the idea to the next level. They collect nearly expired fruits from area grocery stores and turn them into powders. This clever idea rescues unsold or ugly fruits from rotting in the trash and landfills


One Cause Of Global Warming That Gets Overlooked: Food Waste

July 27th, 2015 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

What are the biggest threats posed by the amount of food we waste? Decreasing landfill space? Hunger? Water and energy waste? Yes, all of these are important considerations. But another one we tend to overlook: food waste is a cause of global warming


Rice Husk Ash Tires are Coming Soon

June 16th, 2015 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Rice milling produces around 20 million tons of ash per year, and Goodyear has plans to divert it from landfills by using it to make rice husk ash tires



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