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So enthusiastic about the concept of Toast Ale on a number of levels. Food rotting in landfills is one of the leading contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and thus to climate change. Any effort that reduces that volume significantly is invaluable in and of itself. There is more surplus bread than even the food pantries can currently take on, so having an alternative form of repurposing it for human consumption is a brilliant way to reduce the unfathomable amount of bread currently going to landfill. 

In addition, by brewing beer from bread, we can actually close the loop of the life cycle of that product and essentially maximize and extend the use of that bread, beyond just one time consumption. After the beer is made, the spent grain can still be used to feed pigs or to BAKE MORE BREAD!! Which thus reduces the demand for virgin grain, and all of the land, water, labor, and inputs that that process involves both in production and distribution.

Finally, raising awareness through a product that is accessible and delicious becomes a point of conversation and convergence for communities that will inspire change at a multiplicity of other levels, and that anyone can get on board with and join the efforts to eliminate food waste globally. 

Can't wait to have Toast in the USA soon!