Elsevier Environment Research

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Food waste disposal practices (landfill and incineration) have resulted in environmental pollution globally. These pollution concerns include the emission of ~20% of total global greenhouse gases, landfill leachate-causing groundwater pollution, and reduced land-use area. Disposal of food waste also causes a mass waste of nutrients that can be used for agriculture.

Dehydrated food waste contains more readily available carbon and total nutrients compared to composted food waste. Moreover, recent studies have shown how dehydrated food waste can be treated with plant-growth-promoting microbes, such as Azospirillum, to enhance the availability of nutrients as well as to increase soil health.

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