New technology quickly turns food waste into fuel

Posted on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 by

CC BY 2.0 Nick Saltmarsh 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 University have discovered this new process to harness energy that is much more efficient than previous […]

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Our mission to reduce food waste

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 by

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 committed to doing our part – socially, environmentally and financially. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently conducted research that estimates the […]

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Packaging Food With Food to Reduce Waste

Posted on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by

  The design company Ecovative makes a variety of packaging materials using mycelium fungus.CreditNathaniel Brooks for The New York Times For the environmentally conscious eater, they are among the most inconvenient truths: Too much food goes to waste. Too much packaging comes with the food. And too much of the packaging is made to last […]

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Turning Tomato Peels and Eggshells Into Tires

Posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by

Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a technology for incorporating food waste into rubber. (Kenneth Chamberlain, courtesy of Ohio State University) Back when she lived in California, Katrina Cornish found herself wondering about those open trucks she saw carrying big loads of ripe tomatoes. Why, she thought, weren’t the tomatoes on the […]

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20 Food Leaders Under 40

Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by

Here are 20 emerging and established changemakers under 40 years old, who are already shaping the future of our global and local food systems. 1. Aviva Paley Believing that kitchens can be drivers of social and economic good in communities, Paley co-launched Kitchens for Good (KFG) in 2014 to combat food waste and hunger, while […]

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How to Feed the World Without Destroying the Planet

Posted on Friday, March 31st, 2017 by

By Cyrus Sutton Island Earth is the story of a young indigenous scientist’s journey through both sides of the GMO battle in Hawaii. Groomed to work for Monsanto, Cliff Kapono had a lot to consider over the past few years. His ancestral ways of farming fed a similar population than what inhabits the island […]

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30 Indigenous Crops for Food Security

Posted on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 by

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), just twelve crops provide 75 percent of the world’s food. Three of these crops, rice, maize, and wheat contribute to nearly 60 percent of the protein and calories obtained by humans from plants. Since the beginning of the 20th century, some 75 percent of plant genetic diversity […]

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How We Zero Waste

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 by

Learn how in.gredients does zero waste

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17 Champions of Food: Knocking Out Hunger and Raising Health

Posted on Friday, March 17th, 2017 by

From authors to chefs, business owners to activists, this list is a collection of change makers in every industry working to fix inequalities and problems in the food system all over the world. Their examples have inspired movements and changed minds. We hope their stories and work will inspire you as much as it […]

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This Former Fisherman Is Now Farming the Most Sustainable Food on Earth—Underwater

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by

Bren Smith (Patrick Mustain) [From the introduction by Lisa Holmes, president of the board of CitySeed and member of the board of GreenWave:] By designing a small-scale, affordable, and open-sourced solution to what often feels like an insurmountable challenge, Bren Smith gives us all the precious gift of possibility and hope. The co-founder and executive […]

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