Films prolong produce lifespan

Films Prolong Produce Life Span

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 from rejected produce or unused parts, which are used to create a water-based solution. They cover fresh produce in an extra-thin layer of “invisible, tasteless, organic and completely edible” protection.

Oscar Sjogren

Real breakthroughs are being made in areas like sustainability, food safety, nutrition and agriculture. And FutureFood 2050—through this website and other media, and in an upcoming film—will keep you connected.

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