Chew On This: Farmers Are Using Food Waste To Make Electricity
- Posted on 3rd December 2019
- in Biogas/Anaerobic Digestion, Farm Powered Partners, Food Waste, Renewable Energy
- by VanAdmin
NPR – The Salt
Hosted by Allison Aubrey
As the season of big holiday meals kicks off, it’s as good a time as any to reflect on just how much food goes to waste.
If you piled up all the food that’s not eaten over the course of a year in the U.S., it would be enough to fill a skyscraper in Chicago about 44 times, according to an estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
And, when all this food rots in a landfill, it emits methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. In fact, a recent report from the United Nations from a panel of climate experts estimates that up to 10 percent of all human-made greenhouse gas emissions are linked to food waste.