The Whey of the Future: Combating Climate Change by Repurposing Food Waste

By August 5, 2020January 28th, 2021Podcasts
episode 3 the whey of the future

This is episode 3 of a special series that will preview the topics and people that will drive the important discussions at this year’s Ag Innovation Showcase, which will be held virtually for the first time, this August 27th and 28th.


Mi Terro is the world’s only biotechnology company that rescues food waste and re-engineers it into sustainable fibers and biopolymers to replace plastic in the fashion, medical, and packaging industries.

Food waste creates 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases, which equals 37 million cars driving on the road at the same time. 128 million tons of milk are thrown away every year globally. At the same time, fashion and packaging companies are searching for high-quality, affordable, and sustainable alternatives to replace plastic. Through our patent-pending technology, we created the world’s first sustainable apparel line made from excess milk. We are also inventing the world’s first biodegradable, non-toxic, durable, and edible food packaging film made from cheese whey waste.

Our hosts for this special series are Michael Reid Dimock and Rodger Wasson. Michael is the host of the podcast Flipping the Table, featuring honest conversations about food, farming, and the future. Rodger is the Host of Farm to Table Talk, which brings listeners ideas, insights, and journeys from farm to table.

This series was made possible through the sponsorship of OCP North America, the US subsidiary of the OCP Group, a global leader in plant nutrition and soil fertility solutions.