Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Adaptive and intelligent greenhouses in the home

Our idea arises as a response to the concern that exists to produce organic vegetables for personal consumption at low cost, seeking to satisfy basic food needs mainly tomato, chili and sprouts among others. It consists of installing greenhouses adaptable to the home with recycled materials. The top coconut-producing state is Guerrero, which contributes a volume of 178,200 tons, which accounts for 80 percent of 2017 national ...more »

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Submitted by (@edna.patinoarellano) and 1 other

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

PathoMeter: Reducing Food Waste by Preventing Food Recalls

The risk of recalls is on the rise as production speeds increase and manufacturers are under more pressure than ever to deliver higher volumes of product. Add to this the growing trend to run varieties of a single product on the same production line and the opportunities for error are multiplied. No matter how large a recall is, whether it is localized and involving a limited amount of product or a nationwide recall affecting ...more »

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Restaurant Waste to Superfood Powder

Our mission is to reduce food waste, minimize our carbon footprint, and alleviate hunger across the country by providing a nutrient-dense powder that is both healthy for our bodies and our environment. Each night thousands of pounds of edible viable untouched food is thrown away in our restaurants daily. Yet there are still millions of people who go to sleep hungry who are not aware of where their next meal will come ...more »

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Small Scale Waste to Energy

What is the problem? Approximately $162 billion dollars’ worth of food is wasted in North America each year, accounting for 40% of all food produced. This wasted food eventually ends up in landfills, where it decomposes and releases methane gas, a compound which is 25 times more toxic than carbon dioxide. In addition to the alarming environmental effects, food waste costs businesses upwards of $3.1 billion dollars per ...more »

Submitted by (@fiorevanessa3) and 1 other
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