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Tackling Food Waste on a Grand Scale

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Touch the Soil News #746 (feature photo CC SA 2.0) California Safe Soil (CSS) is building a new food recycling factory in participation with KDC Agriculture (KDC) in the New York tri-state area. KDC has high hopes of eliminating food waste in America in five years – starting with supermarkets. The first facility in California processes 30,000 tons of waste. The New York facility will take in 60,000 tons of waste while generating 12 million gallons of farm fertilizer and 12 million pound of animal feed. Here is how KDC plans to make it work: KDC uses CSS patented processes that breaks down food waste. KDC provides bins to grocery…

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Got Fly?

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Touch the Soil News #624 Last week we published a news piece – #618 Insects as Animal Feed. In recent financial news, a global leader in recycling food and other waste through fly larvae (maggots) just received $10 million in funding to build over 200 fly larvae recycling farms around the world. AgriProtein in partnership with Christof Industries has engineered a high-tech blueprint for facilities that use fly larvae to recycle food waste. The larvae then become food for fish, chickens and pet food. The two companies say they can build out high volume (low cost) fly farms anywhere in the world. And, they are going globetrotting to Asia, the…

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