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Food tech is basically a permutation and combination of food and technology. As we know applying permutation and combination can give ample solutions, so is the case here either food combined with technology or technology combined with food, together gives blazing results.
Food waste is defined as a consumable food which is left unconsumed and thrown out, either when spoiled or simply because of any other reason.Food waste is not the same as food loss. Food loss refers to food that “spills, spoils, incurs an abnormal reduction in quality such as bruising or wilting, or otherwise gets lost before it reaches the consumer”. Losses in food result either from natural deterioration or from actions taken by the grower or transporter. To simply put, harvested fruits that fall off a truck are considered food loss, while brown spotted fruits thrown away at a grocery shop or at home are considered food waste.
Looking at the amount of food wastage, the proportion of food discarded by retailers is the lowest, at around 5 %. A major chunk of the food waste comes from households, at around 70-80%. It is important to ask why we need to change this? By wasting less food, you will not only be able to feed others but will also have more money to spend on better/more nutritious food (data from Ndtv India report). 1.6 billion tonnes of food is wasted globally every year, a number so big it’s impossible to get your head around—so I’ll try to put it in other terms: 1.6 billion tonnes is the same weight as 4,384 Empire State Buildings. 4,384 Empire State Buildings is a lot of wasted food, and that food has an enormous environmental impact. In fact, if food waste was a nation, it would rank as the third highest national emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China.
There are ways adopted by companies for the waste prevention.There ways are as follows: In farms they are- Apeel, full harvest, Hungry Harvest and Imperfect Produce, Hazel Technologies, etc. In shops they are- Israeli startup Wasteless, Neurolabs, etc. In Restaurants they are- Tenzo, winnow, Too good to go app, Copia, Food cloud, etc. In Households they are- Olio, FridgeCam, Bluapple, MyFoodWays, etc. Most of these are the applications and website helping in the tracking of food wastage at different places. Some of them are startups and some are the initiatives reached at a higher importance today.
We have a detailed example for this: Fully Integrated Waste Reduction Systems
LeanPath is a food-waste-prevention system that combines software with a smart scale and camera to track, monitor and calculate the impact of food waste in commercial kitchens. Staff use the scale to weigh and classify everything that is thrown out, from a piece of produce dropped on the floor to the food customers do not order or leave on their plates, and the software performs robust analyses to identify patterns. By placing the scale next to or above the kitchen’s main garbage container, this documentation step can be implemented without compromising or interrupting staff’s work pattern.
LeanPath App: Monitoring Food Waste and Tracking Its Financial Impact
*What it does: LeanPath allows food service kitchens to monitor their food waste and see the financial impact it has on their business.
*How it works: LeanPath’s automated software tracks food waste and provides suggestions for reducing waste and thus increasing profit.
*Why it’s interesting: The app provides food waste solutions to increase profits for food-service businesses.
*What can be learned from the technology: When food waste is expressed in terms of lost profits, businesses may be more likely to support measures to reduce it.
*Created by: Andrew Shakman, Bill Leppo and Stephen Rogers
*Cost: Varies based on services.
*Future of the service: The technology could be implemented in kitchens of all sizes around the world.
Teaching consumers how to properly store perishable products, understand product sell-by and use-by dates and make better use of their leftovers and ingredients on hand could play a significant role in reducing food waste.. A variety of apps, websites and new Internet of Things (IoT) devices employ these methods to help households reduce their food waste.
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