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Hospital food waste fed to flowers

St. Cloud Hospital is now using an innovative system that grinds up and dehydrates its food waste, USA Today reports. A half-eaten blueberry pancake pushed aside by a patient 12 hours earlier ends up as a dirt-like substance mixed into plants on the hospital grounds.
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St. Cloud Hospital is now using an innovative system that grinds up and dehydrates its food waste, USA Today reports. A half-eaten blueberry pancake pushed aside by a patient 12 hours earlier ends up as a dirt-like substance mixed into plants on the hospital grounds.

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