The Facts of Food Waste
So much of the food we grow is thrown out before it even reaches our kitchen table. All along the supply chain, food is wasted due to spoilage, overproduction, grading and quality control. There are so many valuable nutrients in that food, nutrients that are left unutilized when dumped in a landfill or a compost heap.
The Cost of Food Production
Traditional protein sources in animal feed include fishmeal and soybean meal. Fishmeal is made up of small marine fish that are caught in the wild, an unsustainable practice that is being threatened by overfishing. Soybeans require an intensive use of land, water and resources to grow. With food production expected to increase 70% by the year 2050, feed manufacturers around the world are searching for new and sustainable alternatives to these ingredients at stable prices.
Let’s Close the Loop on Food Waste
This is where Enterra comes in. Instead of letting the valuable nutrients in discarded food go to waste, let’s upcycle those nutrients back into the food chain as a sustainable protein source. Follow the path of nutrients as it makes its way from the farmer to the market, into Enterra’s nutrient recovery system and right back to the farmer to grow more food.
The Most Sustainable Solution for Wasted Food
Our process recovers valuable nutrients in waste food to create Renewable Food for Animals and Plants. But there are other ways of processing organics. Let’s compare Enterra’s process with anaerobic digestion and composting to find out which method produces the maximum value for different types of waste food.