Upcycled products range from beverages featuring whey from cheese production to vegetable stocks made of surplus produce. To assist the growing number of producers, the Upcycled Food Association was launched in 2019 and offers support to members through research, strategy development, networking, and policy advocacy. Collectively, members are projected to prevent 703 million pounds of food waste annually, contributing to less waste sent to landfills and a more efficient use of water, fertilizer, and labor.
But consumer knowledge may be limiting the sales of upcycled foods as many are relatively new to the concept. Education is a core focus for the Association as they seek to teach communities about the stories behind upcycled foods.
To show our support, we are highlighting five products that tell great upcycling stories and offer a healthy product for consumers.[…]
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