Plant-based sachet can control ripening and microbial growth of different produce

As every government, agency and environmental group keeps telling us, food waste is a monumental problem. Globally, 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year, or 30% of total production by most estimates. But maybe you did not realise that that is an amount equal to the weight of 217 million elephants, as a recent report from India revealed.

A new biotech company, based in Chennai, India, GreenPod Labs has developed a product that, it says, can help to extend shelf life of fruit and vegetables while being safe and cost-effective, thus more appealing to Indian food producers. The solution comes in a small sachet that contains some powerful plant-based ingredients which also prevent microbial growth on food items, it claims...


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