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Since organic waste contains methane, it can be added to the digester to increase the volume and potential of this renewable resource. In fact, in a study done by East Bay Municipal Utility District it was revealed that food waste has up to fifteen times as much potential for energy creation as manure.
Working with dairy farmers, retailers, investors and digester project developers, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has developed a business model that puts this concept to work and can help achieve our Dairy Power goal to put 1300 more digesters on dairy farms by 2020.
In the video above, Dr. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President at World Wildlife Fund, talks about the importance of using the expertise of every farmer in order to feed our future population in an effective and sustainable way.
I was pleased to hear about a new project announced by Dr. Jason Clay of World Wildlife Fund. Working with the Innovation Center, they will convene a blue ribbon task force that includes leading experts in the field of food security from academic institutions, governmental and nongovernmental organizations. The goal is to explore the role of multiple agricultural models – big farms, small farms, organic farms, conventional farms, and so forth — in meeting the food security challenge. Representatives from the agricultural sector and the dairy industry will help lead the dialogue.
World Wildlife Fund and Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Expand Partnership to Advance Sustainable Agriculture
Jason Clay addresses The Future of Food Conference as part of a panel discussion of innovations in sustainable farming. Photo courtesy of Washington Post Live.
WWF and the Innovation Center will convene a blue ribbon task force including key agronomists, NGOs, academics and policymakers. From this gathering we plan to identify solutions and strategies for understanding the role different farming production systems have to play in 21st century global food security.