Food dehydration – how to break down organics

You’ve probably heard of composting or throwing food scraps into your worm farm, but what about dehydrating food waste?

The University of Technology Sydney are trialling a new innovation which heats food waste to very high temperatures, drastically reduces it in size and can potentially be used as a soil additive.

Also, what makes the food dehydrator different than your standard compost or worm farm, is it can break down meat products too!


Dena Fam – Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Research Director in the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney.
Produced by Jake Morcom.

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