Food waste cement: A gingerbread house-style building option

Tokyo University researchers Yuya Sakai, left, and Kota Machida, right, check on dried vegetables and fruit peels before pulverizing them to particles at their university laboratory in Tokyo, on May 26, 2022. The university’s researchers have developed a technology that can transform food waste into “cement” for construction use. Credit: AP Photo/Chisato Tanaka

Ever dreamed of having a gingerbread house like Hansel and Gretel?

In the near future, edible houses may no longer just be found in fairy tales.
Tokyo University researchers Kota Machida and Yuya Sakai have developed a technology to transform food waste into potentially edible “cement” for construction …

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