With the goal of reducing food waste, a student-developed device predicts when an avocado will be ripe
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
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.
June 11, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change soil microbes compost methane food-waste soil-carbon seattle gardening san-francisco social-justice equity landfills
Lockdown has exposed real problems with the circular economy which urgently need to be addressed.
April 30, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus recycling interdisciplinarity food-waste lockdown waste rubbish circular-economy linear-economy
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.
Feb. 25, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: pesticides litter animal-welfare rats pest-control food-waste rodents new-york-city garbage integrated-pest-management
How easy is it to reduce our food waste? Two students have been finding out.
Tags: environment food-waste
Councils will have to offer separate food caddies in a bid to combat methane emissions.
Tags: food recycling food-waste greenhouse-gas-emissions recycling-in-the-uk
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