12. Food Waste: technologies to reduce waste causing 10% of global emissions

In Ireland, we generate more than one million tonnes of food waste every year, while globally It is estimated that food waste generates about 8% to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

In this episode, we talk to two researchers at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science who are working on ways of reducing food waste. 

We’ll hear from Nigel Brunton has been working on developing new technologies to tackle food waste arising from specific industries, such as cider brewing and potato production. 

We will also hear from Ajay Menon, a post-doctoral researcher interested in developing technologies that turn food waste – which might otherwise end up in landfill – into valuable reusable resources, such as gas. 

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