AUSTIN, Texas Garbage to Garden, based in Portland, Maine, was recently named one of 24 finalists in the Second Annual Food+City Challenge Prize, an Austin, Texas based food startup competition awarding up to $50,0000 for top ideas in global food system innovations. Garbage to Garden will travel to Austin next February to compete against an international group of finalists working on a wide range of ideas that may transform the way the world or the community -- feeds itself.

Now in its second year, the Food+City Food Challenge Prize (formerly known as the Food Lab at the University of Texas at Austin) attracted 115 entrepreneur submissions from around the world, aimed at improving or solving a wide range of food system issues. See the full list of all 24 finalists here. Among the selected finalist projects being considered are the following:

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