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Films Prolong Produce Life Span

Films prolong produce lifespan

Films prolong produce lifespan

One reason that about a third of food goes to waste is that it rots before it can be eaten. According to Ozy, researchers at Apeel Sciences have developed all-natural films for produce that prolongs its life—up to 200% in some cases—and reduces the need for pesticides. The films are made by extracting specific molecules

Waste not, want not

Waste not, want not

Approximately one-third of food produced annually around the world is lost or wasted from grower to consumer. Food loss occurs during production and processing while food waste occurs at the retail and consumer stages. National Geographic reports that the amount of lost or wasted food totals 2.8 trillion pounds—enough to feed three billion people. There

Innovative technology for global food waste solutions

From simple sun drying systems for produce to home appliances networked with food distributors, food scientist John Floros sees a major role for technology in reducing worldwide food waste.

Ending food waste in the developed world

UK activist Tristram Stuart believes in grass-roots campaigns that help stop food waste from the ground up.

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