Day: March 18, 2021

Scientists Say Jet Fuel Made From Food Waste Could Slash Aviation’s Climate Impact

Within a few  years, food waste could be fueling our airplanes. 

Researchers have worked out a way to transform food scraps, used cooking oil, animal manure and wastewater sludge into jet fuel with a carbon footprint 165% lower than standard jet fuel, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The emissions savings come from diverting the food waste from landfills, as well as from avoiding using fossil fuels. This “reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions would provide a path toward net zero jet fuel,” says the report. 

The aviation sector has pledged

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The 5 Stages of Quarantine Cooking

Last March, quarantine cooking made everyone a food influencer. Less than a week into lockdown, friends pivoted from posting their outfits on Instagram to smugly posting their home-cooked breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. Celebrities live-streamed experiments in focaccia. Every other day a new food trend reared its viral head, some far less terrifying than others. “Getting into baking” became the ultimate quarantine cliche. For even the slightly culinarily-inclined, cooking—and more so documenting—became a full-on obsession. Some might say it only got more unhinged as time went on. 

Remember those first weeks? When those of us privileged enough to be

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Over sourdough? Here are five cooking projects to take on during year two of COVID-19

If you’ve spent the majority of your time at home over the past year, it’s likely you’ve started a coronavirus project. What’s even more likely is that your project is making sourdough bread. The pandemic’s lockdown spurred a 2020 baking craze, which in turn led to flour and yeast shortages, and the resulting media attention brought on even more excited bakers. Home bakers turned sourdough tutorials into their side hustles, and celebrities also got in on the baking craze. On FoodPrint — a website focused on the entire food system — our primer on making the fermented dough and

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