Goose Poop Beer, Plant-Primarily based Culinary Levels, and Free Simply Egg

In this Food Tech News Round-up we cover beer made from food waste in Finland, the launch of new culinary degree programs in Boulder, Colorado, Natural Light’s vacation giveaway to Alaska, and the opportunity to score some free Just Egg products for you and your friends.

If you haven’t heard already, The Spoon has partnered with ReFED to host the Food Waste Insights + Innovation Forum next week on June 16. Tickets are free, and available here.

Ant Brewery’s new beers are made with food waste, goose poop, and wild herbs

Ant Brew is located in Lahti, Finland – a city that was named the European Green Capital of 2021 by the E.U. commission and aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. The brewery is launching a new series of beers to celebrate called the “Wasted Potential”. The beers will contain local food waste ingredients such as berries, bread, and other fruits, wild herbs, as well as goose droppings. Gathered from a park in the city, the goose droppings will be used (in a food-safe way) to smoke malt to create a dark stout beer. The first beer that will be released is a wit-style beer that incorporates the leftover orange peels from a local pressed juice store, while goose droppings stout is set to be released towards the end of summer.

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts launches plant-based degree program

Plant-based cooking is not typically a priority in culinary schools; however, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts just announced the launch of their new plant-based degree programs. The school, based in Boulder, Colorado, and will offer three programs including an online plant-based culinary diploma, an online associate of occupational studies degree in plant-based culinary arts, and an on-campus plant-based cuisine diploma. The programs will teach students traditional culinary skills along with seasonal meal planning, meal composition, cultural plant-based cuisine, ingredient substitutions, and allergy awareness.

Natural Light will send your parents to Alaska for vacation

Some college grads and young adults have had to move back in with their parents due to the pandemic, so Natural Lights is hosting a giveaway to send parents on a well-deserved vacation. The summer vacation will be worth $20K and be hosted in Alaska. The winner will also receive a cash prize worth the amount of two cases of Natural Light and a little extra for snacks. To enter, you simply need to post on social media and share why your parents need a vacation and use the hashtags #sendmyparentsaway and #sweepstakes. The giveaway is open until June 16.

Free Just Egg for your skeptical friends

Eat Just, producers of the plant-based egg products and now cultured meat, will give three of your friends free Just Egg products. To do so, go to this website, and sign up to get an ambassador code. Your friends will use your ambassador code to purchase products from the Just Eat website, and then upload their receipt to be reimbursed. After this process is complete, the company will also send you a free product. The company is using this opportunity to introduce people to their products that may typically be skeptical towards plant-based products. The Just Egg is made from the base of mung beans, and currently comes in three forms: a liquid egg, folded patties, and sous vide bites.

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