Edible Cutlery: The Future of Eco Friendly Utensils

????? Why Use paper plates an plastic s etc etc, when u can feed ur leftoverz including ur dishes to ur animals ūüôā

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by Monica Simeonova, Eatglobe

An Indian startup has created edible silverware from a mix of rice, wheat and sorghum flour

Bakeys, an Indian-based company that was launched back in 2010, has created the world’s first line of edible cutlery. If not eaten, the cutlery is fully biodegradable within 3 to 5 days or it can be safely consumed by wild animals.This could serve as a delicious and eco-friendly alternative to the disposable plastic cutlery, about 40 billion of which are used and then thrown away every year in the United States alone.

The founder of the startup, Narayana Peesapaty, who is a former researcher from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), got the idea for creating edible cutlery from the Indian custom of picking food with flatbreads like khakra, a major part of the west-Indian Gujarati cuisine.

For the base of his edible cutlery dough, Peesapaty decided to use…

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3 thoughts on “Edible Cutlery: The Future of Eco Friendly Utensils

  1. My animals would love this, is truly the greatest idea to get behind i think someone in the usa ought to do, don’t think the plastic fork an paper plate industry would like it very much though. Might be a real tough sell but would be fun to try….my dogs already lick holes in the paper plates trying to get every last speck out of em…so might as well have an edible plate with utinsils also…with tidbits an morsels 2 boot LoL ūüôā

  2. That would be an improvement over disposable plastic… Though I wish we could get away from disposables all together (wishful thinking?)

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