Each person wastes about 400 kilograms of food each year.

Table scraps could be used to reduce fossil fuel use

Science Notes: Ontario technology could be more efficient than anaerobic digestion

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wasted food can be affordably turned into a clean substitute for fossil fuels. New technology developed by researchers at Ontario’s University of Waterloo uses natural fermentation to produce a biodegradable chemical that can be refined as a source of energy. The chemical could also be used to replace petroleum-based chemicals in a host of products […] Read more

Most teens need food safety education

Study finds that 50 per cent of students lack basic food handling knowledge

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study carried out at the University of Waterloo illustrates the need to better teach youth how to properly handle food. The study measured 32 food-handling behaviours among Ontario high school students in Grades 10 to 12. It found students carried out fewer than 50 per cent of the recommended practices, including basic hand […] Read more