Around 1.3 billion tonnes of food are thrown out every single year. One of the most discarded items is expired milk.
Yet innovator Robert Luo believes that everything should be given another chance. “Nothing is ever waste, but rather an opportunity,” he says.
His answer to forsaken dairy? A T-shirt.
Mi Terro of California, a chemistry-rooted concern that converts spoiled milk and other food products into fiber for shirts, collected $300,000 and the first-prize award.
Mi Terro Won Second Place At Global Agricultural Challenge Launched by FAO, Zhejiang University and Pinduoduo
Mi Terro placed second for its solution to
produce an alternative to plastic packaging by re-engineering food waste.
We are thrilled to announce that Mi Terro has been selected as a finalist for this year’s Forward Fooding #FoodTech500, the world’s first definitive list of the global entrepreneurial talent at the intersection between food, technology, and sustainability.
In episode 57 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, Grant Trahant spoke with our Founder & CEO Robert Luo about Mi Terro's technology that creates protein fiber from milk waste, with the potential to revolutionize two of the largest industries in the world.