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Hello BESTers,

Last week I sent out an article about the compost program at UT.  This 
week there's news of another large land-grant university recycling its 
food waste, Michigan State University.  At MSU, food waste from their 13 
dining halls is either vermicomposted using worms or sent to a pilot 
anaerobic digester.  These examples demonstrate that campus-scale 
composting and food waste recycling can happen at even some of the 
largest universities.  In fact, these programs fit perfectly into the 
mission of land-grant universities (such as UF) to provide state-wide 
agricultural education.  Food, food waste, nutrients, and soil organic 
matter are all essential components of agriculture.

Have a great weekend,
Ryan

http://greatlakesecho.org/2012/04/26/bananas-to-biogas-campus-closing-food-waste-loop/

Bananas to biogas: Campus closing food waste loop
Great Lakes Echo
Carolyn Sundquist
April 26, 2012