First ScholarSip of the Year to Feature Jonathan Deutsch's Work to Reduce Food Waste
In the United States its estimated that almost 40% of food is wasted – thrown away or disposed of because it was bruised, because it was not needed or because it wasn’t used before it spoiled. Jonathan Deutsch, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management had an idea to turn this wasted food into desirable items for supermarket shelves.
“If I offered you a bruised banana,” Deutsch said, “you probably wouldn’t be interested. But, what if I offered you some banana ice cream? I bet that would be much more appealing.”
This turned into a new model for recovering food and repurposing it to feed hungry people, generate revenue and even create jobs. Deutsch will speak about this idea and the work done in the Drexel Food Lab at this quarter’s ScholarSip event on Monday, December 8, 2015. Refreshments at the event will feature some of the dishes created from this research.
ScholarSip is a quarterly gathering of Drexel faculty and professional staff to celebrate the end of the academic term and to learn about cross-disciplinary research happening at Drexel. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.