Monday, December 3, 2018

Food waste = $$$$

Food waste is a symptom of a terribly inefficient food system. We spend so much energy and water creating and transporting and refrigerating produce that then isn’t eaten but instead goes to landfill, generating methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

We need to address this issue across the entire value chain. But some entrepreneurs are focusing on end-of-pipe solutions, how to turn what food waste we have into useful energy or fertilizer.

In its recent report, U.S. Food Waste Investment Report, ReFED claims that an $18 billion investment into 27 solutions can yield $100 billion in societal economic value. This has attracted the interest of big business, investors, innovators and philanthropists.

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