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VTx — Turning food waste into biodegradable bioplastics

Researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech received a $2.4 million grant from the USDA to create bioplastics from food waste diverted from landfills

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Since 1968, the Department of Food Science & Technology has been a leader in contributing to food quality, safety, marketability and availability through excellence in teaching, research and extension. Our nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students for exciting and satisfying careers in industry, government and academia. We invite you to explore our site and learn about the food science program at Virginia Tech.


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