One way to reduce food waste: Use it to make soil healthier

by Matthew Wallenstein, Cynthia Kallenbach and Peter Olayemi

Food waste contains valuable nutrients that can make soil healthier and more productive. Our research group at Colorado State University is working with Leprino Foods, a global supplier of dairy products, to explore the potential for transforming lactose – the natural sugar in milk – into a resource that can enhance agricultural sustainability.