Dumped food could help cities tackle hunger, waste

TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Apples, bread, pasta and coffee are high on the list of foods worth $218 billion that Americans dump in the bin or pour down the drain each year, much of which could help feed the country’s poorest families, an environmental group has said. Under growing pressure to deal with […] Read more

Sask. compost site ‘poster child’ for other large-scale projects

The compost has to be screened and tested before the compost is offered for sale to the public

A large-scale composting project at Yorkton, Sask., is diverting millions of litres of canola waste from the city’s landfill and turning it into a valuable commodity. The city just hasn’t figured out what to do with it yet. Participants at a recent compost field day heard that municipalities and organizations looking to start large-scale composting […] Read more