How can we make food stay fresh longer?

Posted by Vivek Mehta on 29 May, 2018

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Refrigeration off the grid

Posted by Belinda Richards on 20 Sep, 2018

Over 1 billion people without the access to any electricity leads to lack of refrigeration resulting in wastage and spoilage of food. Over 3.3 billion metric tonnes of greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere each year because of global food spoilage.

Thus conventional refrigeration ideas aren't the solution. What's needed is an idea like "Fenik Yuma 60L Cooler" that has the ability to triple or quadruple the shelf life of the produce stored inside. It not only is easier to use but also saves an estimated 10% of the weekly incomes from reduced spoilage.

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Edipeel

Posted by Stuti Parekh on 29 May, 2018

Apeel Sciences, a California-based startup, creates products from plant-derived materials that help organic and conventional fresh food providers reduce reliance on pesticides, increase produce quality, and naturally slow spoilage.

The company has invented Edipeel, an edible coating that it says can extend the shelf life of a fruit or a vegetable by as much as five times. It is made from plant-derived materials that are found in the peels and seeds of all fruits and vegetables. When washed onto the surface of produce, Edipeel forms an invisible "peel" of edible plant material that naturally slows water loss and oxidation — the factors that cause quality loss and spoilage.

It is the only post-harvest solution that creates an optimal microclimate inside of every piece of produce, which leads to improved quality on the shelf and extended freshness at home. Because Edipeel protects and extends shelf life and transportability, it dramatically cuts waste and enables fruits and vegetables with better flavor, nutrition, and freshness.

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