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Chemical Engineering Unit Operations in Food Processing

As a Chemical Engineer I have always promoted the role that the Chemical Engineering Unit Operation plays in food manufacturing.

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As well as elaborating on Chemical Engineering’s input to progress in the industry, this article simply charts the changes which lead from what we would now call artisanal local [...]

Tired of “One Third of All Food Produced is Lost or Wasted”

Its true that “One Third of All Food Produced is Lost or Wasted” but it does get a bit boring when we hear it over and over along with a means of reducing it which is simple and obvious. This is made worse by the fact that these means of reducing loss are often [...]

Reusing and Recycling Potatoe Waste

The recovery of food from Food Industry waste will become more and more attractive as food prices increase and per capita availability decreases.

In general technology is already available to recover value but the viability limits what is done. This is an interesting approach to improve viability by addressing the logistics of [...]

THINK-EAT-SAVE Food Waste Enjoying Growing Attention

I have written on Food Waste now and then as it's clearly a part of the food supply system where the world can grow food availability using existing technology.

Now a UNEP/FAO lead campaign, supported by initiatives such as WRAP, has been launched.

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Think-Eat-Save and [...]

The Food Waste Opportunity

When the Institute of Mechanical Engineers publishes a report on solving the expected world food shortage by reducing loss, you begin to realise this is a very widely recognized problem or opportunity. I already published a paper on this titled Waste in the food value chain: Issues and opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa in 2011, which [...]

EU Food Waste Briefing

The ACP-EU has recently held on of its rural development briefing on Food Waste.

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Around one third of all food is wasted which is already frightening enough but with the new concern on climate change it becomes even worse. The food wasted produces emissions in production [...]

Are You Starting To Think About Carbon Footprints & Sustainability?

Its my feeling that you need to be! both from a point of view of “saving the world” and from the point of view of satisfying your customers moral desires. The introduction of the lifecycle concept in this argument is very important because a partial analysis can miss larger hidden differences if all impacts are [...]

Waste & Over Eating vs Need & Malnutrition

The work in the United Kindom on waste in the food system has lead to an intriguing, data rich report which is available on the WRAP website.

 

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Taking the information of how much food is wasted from this report, with the post on excessively nutritious [...]

SAB Miller Uses Brewery Waste from Alrode Brewery in South Africa to Reduce Carbon Footprint

I copy this post from Ecowordly, because I think all food processing industries should be investigating the potential of anaerobic digestion to convert waste into biogas to supplement their energy supply. It makes sense in lots of ways!

SAB Miller, South African grown, second largest brewer in the world has introduced anaerobic digestion to [...]

What Should I be Publishing?

Here is your opportunity to tell me what you would like me to be publishing here! Please email me here – dave@digivu.co.za or simply make a comment at the end of the post. Everyone who makes an input can supply me with information, which will be posted on www.digivu.co.za – what about using this [...]