You’ve probably been recycling paper and plastics for decades – but are you upcycling food waste? Upcycling is the process of converting food waste into a new usable and valuable food product. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food are lost or wasted annually, amounting to $680 billons in losses in the United States alone. On this episode of Tech Bites (@TechBitesHRN), in-studio guest Bertha Jimenez. Ph.D. discusses her food-tech startup RISE (@riseproducts) that uses its patent-pending process and technology to convert organic byproducts into consumable foods. Their first product line focuses on ultra-nutritious and tasty barley flours made from the spent-grain by-product of the beer making process. This episode is sponsored by Whole moods (@wholefoods).

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