New CEFS Initiative Tackles Farm-Level Food Loss

The goal of the Whole Crop Harvest initiative is to discover ways to recover and utilize produce that would otherwise not leave the field or packing shed.

2018-09-15T08:23:35-04:00March 8th, 2018|NCGT News|

Field Research Assistant

This position offers work with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems with a graduate student research project studying losses in vegetable crop in North Carolina.

2018-02-14T10:22:42-05:00April 28th, 2017|News|

New Grant Supports Supply Chain Approach to Reducing Farm-Level Food Waste

The grant work will focus on two types of unharvested produce: cosmetically imperfect (does not meet USDA #1 standards for scarring, size, or shape, but is otherwise edible); and produce that meets USDA #1 standards but is left in the field because harvesting costs exceed the market price of the produce. Figuring out how to "recover" this otherwise wasted produce can both improve growers' bottom line and make our food system more efficient and sustainable..

2018-09-15T09:37:05-04:00April 27th, 2017|NCGT News|