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From food waste to food gain

15 February 2019 EIT Food Projects In 2018, Belgian retail chain and EIT Food partner, Colruyt, launched a student competition to reduce their three largest waste streams – bananas, bread and potatoes.

From food waste to food gain

How a student competition turned waste into tasty food products

In 2018, Belgian retail chain and EIT Food partner, Colruyt, launched a student competition to reduce their three largest waste streams – bananas, bread and potatoes.

3 groups of students from the Universities of Reading, Leuven and Hohenheim were given 9 months to create a product, and at a pitch event in November team Hohenheim won first place with their ‘Banabooms’ breakfast cereal reinvention.

The students from Hohenheim are receiving financial and professional support to bring their product to Colruyt’s shelves in 2019. The other two teams are also receiving support from Colruyt and other EIT Food partners to help turn their prototypes into commercial products.

Source: Colruyt Group

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