Making drugs for parkinson’s from food waste

Researchers at National University of Singapore have figured out a way to use food waste to derive a drug to treat Parkinson’s disease and amino acid essential for collagen production.

It is no secret that food waste is in abundance in our world, in the US alone there is 80 billion pounds of food waste each year. Although food waste may seem harmless, it has grave consequences for the environment, with global food waste contributing to 6% of greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition to that, it has economic implications, as in 2010, the loss due to food waste was $162 billion. But what if we can reverse this and turn waste in products we need?


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