Food


New Technology Quickly Turns Food Waste into Fuel

Source: treehugger.com Published: June 22, 2017 CC BY 2.0 Nick Saltmarsh By Megan Treacy A new technique for turning food waste into a source of energy uses a two step process that extracts all of the energy from the waste and does so quickly. Researchers at Cornell...

Our Mission to Reduce Food Waste

Source: blog.generalmills.com Published: November 21, 2016 By Jerry Lynch You may have noticed that General Mills has been talking a lot about food waste lately. As a global food company, it’s imperative to take thoughtful action to combat food waste and we are...

Water for Agriculture: Producing More with Less

Source: spore.cta.int Published: June 9, 2016 By Anne Perrin It is common knowledge that a 60% increase in food production will be necessary to feed the world in 2050, and water is essential for agricultural production if it is going to meet rising food needs. In the...

Packaging Food with Food to Reduce Waste

Source: nytimes.com Published: May 30, 2017 The design company Ecovative makes a variety of packaging materials using mycelium fungus. Credit: Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times By Stephanie Strom For the environmentally conscious eater, they are among the most...

7 Ways to Keep Food Cool Without A Refrigerator

Source: inhabitat.com Published: April 23, 2016 By Lacy Cooke 1. MittiCool Refrigerator uses clay and evaporation The MittiCool was originally designed by potter Mansukhbhai Raghavbhai Prajapati for use by people in rural areas. This homey refrigerator is made...

Turning Tomato Peels and Eggshells into Tires

Source: smithsonianmag.com Published: March 15, 2017 Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a technology for incorporating food waste into rubber. (Kenneth Chamberlain, courtesy of Ohio State University) By Randy Rieland Scientists at Ohio State...

The Solar Cooker That Seeks Its Own Place in The Sun

Source: theguardian.com Published: January 5, 2017 The Water&Solar100 cooker, which has automatic sun tracking, and temperature and timing controls. Photograph: Wilfred Fritz Kate Hodal Solar cookers have been promoted as a safe alternative to boil water, cook...