Byproducts are materials left over from food production. They are produced at farms or when food is processed. Byproducts are not the primary goal of the agricultural system, but can be just as important. When the process of making one thing results in a second product as well – these products are called byproducts. For example, feathers are the byproduct of processing poultry.
Byproducts are important for reducing food waste, recycling, and creating new products. Scientists and farmers are always looking for ways to use materials left over from food production to make other products such as paper products!
Many products can be made from agricultural byproducts such as wheat straw!