Trash or Treasure? How to Repurpose Would-Be Wasted Food to Feed the Hungry and Create Jobs
A new model for recovering would-be wasted – or surplus – food and repurposing it to feed hungry people, generate revenue and even create jobs was recently piloted in West Philadelphia, home to a large population of low-income and food insecure individuals.
Compiled by researchers from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, Cabrini College and the Environmental Protection Agency, t
were published in Food and Nutrition Sciences, a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the latest advancements in
food and nutrition sciences. The report also projects the amount of food that could be saved if the program was replicated nationally.