The UpCyclist ReGrained's Upcycled Food Blog

  • Could Upcycled Foods Help Balance the Global Wheat Crisis?

    Food prices are spiking, and wheat is no exception. What to do? Cue upcycled foods, which could help add stability and resilience.
  • Our Pledge To Upcycled 10M Lbs of Food by 2025

    We are celebrating Earth Day this year with a pledge to rescue more than ten-million pounds of food.
  • More Than 400,000 lbs of Upcycled Food Since 2020

    Since Earth Day 2020, ReGrained has upcycled more than 400,000 lbs of food. If you take a look at the water embodied in the supply chain, that's more than 80 million gallons of water!
  • Sustainability Spotlight: Got Bag

    Got Bag transforms trash to treasure- sound familiar? ReGrained understands that a sustainable future requires the work of many likeminded brands that use the idea of upcycling in different ways. Read our interview with our friends with Got Bag to learn about their upcycling process
  • The Upcycled Food Certification Standard!!!

    Formalizing the Upcycled Certification Standards is a landmark achievement for our movement that yields a more circular economy and resilient food system. Officially Certified Upcycled Ingredients and Products will mark a new generation of commerce that benefits the consumer, the trade, and the planet we call home
  • ReGrained’s Guide to Eating Responsibly in 2021

    In 2021, we resolve to Eat Responsibly! Will you join us?

    The combination of many decisions we make every day enable us to sustain ourselves more mindfully, healthfully, and sustainably.

    Here are a few places we are starting, and invite you to join us. 

  • ReGrained Stands For Justice. Here Is How.

    We started ReGrained with a mission to create solutions, but this past week we shifted our focus. We are slowing down, taking a step back, listening, and critically examining our own role in the problem. In no uncertain terms, we believe that systemic racism and the ongoing oppression of the Black community must end. Black Lives Matter. More broadly, we stand with all who experience injustice and commit to the active and ongoing process of being antiracist and a better ally. 
  • What Is Upcycled Food?

    Upcycled foods use ingredients that otherwise would not have gone to human consumption, are processed using verifiable supply chains, and have a positive impact on the environment.
  • An Update: ReGrained’s Sustainable Single-Use Packaging Journey

    In February of 2019 ReGrained struggled with a major decision. Due to the massive field failure experienced when deploying our first to market compostable films, we announced that we would be transitioning to conventional plastic packaging. We expressed a goal to deploy a viable solution within a year, and we were optimistic. Despite our active (and costly) efforts to find, develop and trial. new materials, we failed against that 1-year metric. However, that failure opened many doors.
  • Every Pound of Grain Upcycled Saves Over 300 Gallons of Water

    We’ve all heard of a carbon footprint - but how about a water footprint? Calculating our water footprint entails more than counting time spent in the shower or measuring the water used to wash dishes. We're breaking down the hidden costs associated with the production of the material items we collect and foods we consume as the first step toward more mindful consumption.

  • Introducing ReGrained’s New Logo and How We Got Here

    ReGrained has grown up a lot as a business since our homebrewing days in college. This new logo is meant to convey the power of edible upcycling. It signals to the consumer that a product is powered by ReGrained.
  • Why You Should Be Optimistic About Compostable Packaging

    There are a lot of reasons to feel optimistic right now. After reading this, we not only hope that you’ll agree, but that you’ll feel inspired to join us in action