20 May '11, 2pm

Phosphorous is needed for plants and animals, composting can creating a sustainable source from human and animal waste...

Phosphorous is needed for plants and animals, composting can creating a sustainable source from human and animal waste...

From your toilet and eventually to your plate: Ostara extracts plant food from sludgy wastewater My Clean Break column today touches on the issue of “peak phosphorus” and ways of recycling this limited resource by extracting it from municipal wastewater systems and other industrial processes that make food, drink and fuel from plant and animal parts. One company that has developed an efficient way to extract phosphorus and nitrogen from the stuff we flush down our toilets is Vancouver, B.C.-based Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies , which takes these nutrients and turns them into a high-quality pelletized compound that can be mixed with commercial fertilizer products. Fact is, we’ve got a phosphorus problem. It has to be mined from ancient seabed rock, with most of the world’s reserves in Morocco and the Western Sahara, China and North America. There’s only so much of i...

Full article: http://www.cleanbreak.ca/2011/05/20/from-your-toilet-and-...

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Portion Control: A Case Study in Reducing Food Waste Through Information Technology

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triplepundit.com 20 May '11, 8am

Tom Thompson began holding strategy meetings with various stakeholders, including dietary staff and engineers to create an...

1/3 of Global Food Production Goes to Waste

1/3 of Global Food Production Goes to Waste

planetgreen.discovery.com 19 May '11, 3pm

1/3 of Global Food Production Goes to Waste I knew that food waste was a huge issue, but these stats are staggering. Accor...

Endangered Plants List: We write about endangered species on here relatively often, but we generally focus on en...

Endangered Plants List: We write about endanger...

planetsave.com 20 May '11, 9pm

The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (aka IUCN ) — considered the most authoritative a...