Food News, Week of July 17: Solving Food Waste, Red Velvet, and a Water Bottle Recall
A new app, Food Connect, will get a big debut next week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The great idea: “Leftover food from the event will be picked up from a volunteered driver and delivered to selected organizations in the Philadelphia area.”
Looks like consumers need an app of their own. According to a new study out of Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at Ohio State University, more than 50% of Americans are aware that they’re wasting food (and 75% of that group feel guilty about it), but 70% of them still throw food away out of fear of a foodborne illness, if the date on the package has passed.
Imagine if your milk could have a 60-day refrigerated shelf life. Purdue University is making it happen with a process that they call “an add-on to pasteurization.”
Recall alert! More than 6000 children’s water bottles from L.L. Bean have been recalled due to higher-than-acceptable lead content.
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