A Spray Made from Plant Extracts Could Eliminate the Concept of 'In Seasonâ€™ Fruit
J Thoendell stashed this in Food
According to UK government waste adviser, WRAP,Â fruit and veg areÂ some of the biggest culpritsÂ in the food industry to beÂ wasted. It accounts for 13 percent of the countryâ€™s binned food, behind meat and poultry at 25 percent.
We may be guilty of throwing away around 3 million tons of fresh produce each year, but up to a quarter of all grown produce is spoiled before it even reaches our shopping baskets. This is for a multitude of reasons but to put it simply: it is often down to piss poor supply chain management.
Recognising that factors such as weather, refrigeration, and transportation are all contributing to this clusterfuck of fruit and veg, both entrepreneurs and scientists are attempting to tackle the problem with new edible coatings and sprays. These can be applied to produceÂ post-harvest and before packaging, helping to improve farmersâ€™ yields and cut food waste.