food waste

Hong Kong

This Hong Kong Food Startup Hires the Elderly to Package Its Organic Frozen Dinners

Kenneth Choi Man-Kin's project not only provides jobs and a sense of community for the elderly, but also combats food waste from local farms.
Lauren Rothman
10.15.18
edible

What Food Waste Isn't OK to Eat? I Asked a Scientist

Stop eating whole sunflower seeds, you monsters.
Hannah Keyser
8.23.18
fruit

We Declare This Oddly Satisfying Banana Packaging a Blessed Image

PLEASE GIVE WHOEVER DESIGNED THIS AN AWARD.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.8.18
chips

This Tortilla Chip Factory Has a Small Spontaneous Combustion Problem

An Austin-based chip facility’s new waste disposal system is flamin’ hot garbage.
Ian Burke
7.23.18
seafood

More Than a Third of the Fish Killed for Food Gets Thrown Away

At the current rate of overfishing, the entire continent of Africa might have to import its fish in the future.
Ian Burke
7.10.18
Avocado

This High-Tech Coating Will Stop Your Avocados from Ripening Too Quickly

The avocado-ripening struggle is real, but Apeel Sciences wants to stop the rock-hard-straight-to-brown-mush cycle.
Ian Burke
6.20.18
coffee

‘Broccoli Coffee’ Is Supposed to Combat Food Waste, But Sounds Gross TBH

A cafe in Melbourne is serving the beverage/childhood nightmare.
Ian Burke
6.7.18
food waste

Restaurant Taken to Court for Allegedly Serving Uneaten Rice to New Customers

If you always suspected the bread in your bread basket was recycled, you'll want to sit down for this.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.7.18
bugs

300 Million Cockroaches Eat Restaurant Waste on This Chinese Farm

When the roaches die, their bodies are powdered and made into feed. It's the wonderful circle of life!
Jelisa Castrodale
5.1.18
THE ENVIRONMENT

California Bill Aims to Ban Plastic Straws

Restaurant workers could face fines of $1,000 or six months in jail if they offer plastic straws to customers.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.1.18
food waste

Wine Backwash Is Being Made into Hard Liquor

Turns out all of the wine spit in those buckets is good for something.
Nick Rose
11.28.17
tech

‘Smart Labels’ of the Future Can Tell Us When to Throw Out Food

No more smell test? Sounds good to us.
Nick Rose
8.23.17