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Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

On April 22, the Bay Area — and the rest of the country and, presumably, the planet — will celebrate the earth. Fortunately, celebrating Earth Day can be pretty tasty. BAB has gathered local foodcentric events and resources to help you participate in the festivities.

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Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption and Trillions of Bacteria

Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption and Trillions of Bacteria

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Brooklyn waste treatment plant has become an unlikely lab for an ambitious effort to turn millions of tons of food scraps from New York City’s apartments and restaurants into renewable energy.

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In the Trash: The Wasted 40% of Food

In the Trash: The Wasted 40% of Food

| October 14, 2013 | 5 Comments

In the U.S., 40% of the food we produce gets throw away. Most of that ends up in landfills, instead of on the plates of the hungry. A few organizations in the Bay Area are hoping to change that.

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Is It Safe To Use Compost Made From Treated Human Waste?

Is It Safe To Use Compost Made From Treated Human Waste?

| May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Treated human waste has been used on farmland for decades, but the ick factor has not entirely faded. Some environmentalists think the treatment process may not get rid of all the harmful contaminants that could be in the waste.

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QUEST: Curious About Compost?

QUEST: Curious About Compost?

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

How does San Francisco’s 600 tons of compostable waste become a nutrient-rich material that improves the quality of our local wines? Watch QUEST’s Science on the SPOT story, Dark Matter: Inside the Compost Cycle to hear from agronomist Bob Shaffer, Northern California’s “compost guy,” and learn about the composting process.

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Urban Farming: Getting Dirty, Eating Local

Urban Farming: Getting Dirty, Eating Local

Farms…in Berkeley? Well, dairy cows may not be drinking lattes on Shattuck Avenue, but there are working urban farms in the Bay Area. Here are a few opportunities to learn, get your hands dirty and come away with some truly local produce.

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