Browsing the "Food Waste" Category

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


France Aims to Cut Food Waste in Half

May 26th, 2015 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

France passed aggressive legislation to help curb its food waste. The France food waste law focuses on supermarkets and aims to halve the country's wasted food



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