The Purpose Effect
The Purpose Effect
Mar 13, 2023
Anushka Purohit on Reducing Food Waste by Turning Bread into Beer
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One third of the food we produce globally is wasted.  We are facing food shortages worldwide, but we actually produce enough calories to feed everyone on the planet.  If that's not reason enough to solve the food waste problem, think about this - 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from food waste.  For context, the airline industry produced 2.5%

In this episode, I'm talking to Anushka Purohit, co-founder of Breer who is solving part of the food waste problem in Hong Kong by turning unused bread into beer.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Where the idea for Breer began;
  • Why Hong Kong bakeries were reluctant to give her bread they were going to throw away;
  • How Breer has raised 4 million Hong Kong dollars through grants and competitions;
  • The remote healthcare diagnostics tool she is working on;
  • How she knows when to give up and when to give a project "one last squeeze".

You can find out more about Breer here, or follow Anushka on Instagram

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