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How one company uses Internet of Things sensors and big data to combat food waste.

Food waste in the United States is a seemingly intractable problem, with some reports stating that about half the food produced in the U.S. is not eaten. The wastage amounts to billions of dollars in losses, and the Environmental Protection Agency says as much as $160 billion worth of food each year ends up in a landfill instead of an American stomach. …

These high-tech sensors track exactly how fresh our produce is so we stop wasting food.

We throw out over 30% of food because it goes bad before it’s supposed to. A data-driven tracking technology from Zest Fresh is ensuring food stays fresh in transit–to cut down the amount we waste. …

Using the Internet of Things to reduce food waste.

The USDA estimates that more than 30% of all food products in the United States are thrown away, costing the nation more than $161 billion per year.  This is often due to an inefficient supply chain that struggles to keep produce cool, and therefore fresh enough, from farm to store. …

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What do you rely on when you buy groceries to make sure you’re buying food that won’t go bad the day after tomorrow?

Sell by dates? Trust in your grocer? Sniff-n-buy? Good luck with that. We knew when we bought food from a farm that it was harvested that day so we could assume how fresh it would be when we brought it home. …

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This is why we curse in the kitchen.

You buy the most beautiful fragrant strawberries figuring you’ll make strawberry ice cream or maybe strawberries and shortcake but when you take them out of the fridge the next day to get started, half the berries are furry! This is why we curse in the kitchen. …