How might we dramatically reduce waste by transforming our relationship with food? - ReGrained: Inspiring consumer preferences for food waste alchemized products. Starting with beer, of course. ReGrained enables circular markets to grow by transforming overlooked waste byproducts (like beer grain) into delicious, desirable foods.
For fear of coming off redundant, please see our full description from the Research phase or this video. For those who don’t have the time or for those whom switching tabs back and forth is as pleasant as doing taxes, ReGrained is a San Francisco-based food company that harvests the “spent” grain from craft breweries and turns it into a high protein, high fiber, and high impact source of nutrition. We’ve been thrilled to see all the attention tuned in to industrial ecology solutions during this challenge, especially those targeting the beer industry! Thanks Rise, Toast, Jessica Aguirre and others for the inspiration and your efforts. We consider y’all essential partners in (food-waste-fighting) crime. So, to review: our mission (and yours if you choose) is to get consumers to love the taste of good—what’s good for their personal health and the planet. Nhlayisa Power Supply - Instant Fortified Porridge - Staff Food. Soylent: Is the ‘Food of the Future’ Really a Nutrition Solution?
For the past five months, Rob Rhinehart has lived off Soylent, a milky mixture of vitamins and minerals he developed.
He says it contains all the human body needs to be completely satiated and nutritionally balanced — and he believes it will change the way we eat. “It started as a personal need for myself,” says Rhinehart, a 24-year-old software engineer based in San Francisco. “My diet before was pretty poor. I ate mainly convenient cheap foods because I wasn’t really that into food.” Julio Miles / Soylent Rob Rhinehart For about a month, Rhinehart researched exactly what the body needs to survive, down to the biochemical level. “It seemed ridiculous that things have gotten so efficient and streamlined and we have come so far, but we haven’t figure out how to get healthy food to everyone,” says Rhinehart. Some of Rhinehart’s arguments for the adoption of Soylent won’t appeal to everyone. Nor is Soylent the yummiest thing around, notes Dubost.
Karen O’Hern Photography; LLC / Edesia. Edesia – Ending malnutrition now (because it can't wait). GAIN focuses on sustainable nutrition solutions and urban food systems at UNGA - Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. Every day, over 800 women die from preventable issues during pregnancy and childbirth, with 99% of these deaths occurring in the developing world.
Additionally, women in impoverished countries and rural communities disproportionately suffer as a result of poor nutrition and lack of access to adequate healthcare. On the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly this week, GAIN will be co-hosting an event with the Center for Global Health and Diplomacy, UNAIDS, General Electric and Johnson & Johnson entitled “The Role of Partnerships and Innovation – Creating Sustainable Health Solutions in Africa and other emerging economies”.
The event will bring together leading innovators in the space of sustainable health solutions, policy makers, health ministers and heads of governments to partner and develop new ways to deliver high quality low cost care to neglected populations. Some of the topics that will be explored include: