Student-developed device predicts avocado ripeness

With the goal of reducing food waste, a student-developed device predicts when an avocado will be ripe

Adam Zewe • harvard
July 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: science-technology harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences seas food-waste avocados john-schmidt jonas-lapier joseph-sanchez juliet-nwagwu-ume-ezeoke mark-meneses savormetrics

City compost programs turn garbage into 'black gold' that boosts food security and social justice

Turning food scraps and yard trimmings into compost improves soil, making it easier for people to grow their own food. City composting programs spread those benefits more widely.

Sue Ishaq, Assistant Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Maine • conversation
June 11, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: climate-change soil microbes compost methane food-waste soil-carbon seattle gardening san-francisco social-justice equity landfills

Rubbish is piling up and recycling has stalled – waste systems must adapt

Lockdown has exposed real problems with the circular economy which urgently need to be addressed.

Ian Williams, Professor of Applied Environmental Science, University of Southampton • conversation
April 30, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus recycling interdisciplinarity food-waste lockdown waste rubbish circular-economy linear-economy

Better rat control in cities starts by changing human behavior

Climate change, globalization and concerns about rat poison soon could drive rat infestations to levels not seen in centuries. One way to curb them is getting humans to stop wasting food.

Jason Munshi-South, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Fordham University • conversation
Feb. 25, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  pesticides  litter  animal-welfare  rats  pest-control  food-waste  rodents  new-york-city  garbage  integrated-pest-management

Students with a food waste problem

How easy is it to reduce our food waste? Two students have been finding out.

By Michael Cowan • bbcnews
March 8, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  environment  food-waste

Plan for food waste to be separated

Councils will have to offer separate food caddies in a bid to combat methane emissions.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Dec. 14, 2018 ~2 min

Tags:  food  recycling  food-waste  greenhouse-gas-emissions  recycling-in-the-uk

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