Thumbs up for QR codes on dairy and pharmaceutical products to cut waste

The study finds that consumers are more willing to use QR codes to discover how long the milk is drinkable and so create substantially less agricultural and food waste.

Samantha Lau, a doctoral student in food science in Food Safety in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences worked with Cornell’s Milk Quality Improvement Program, connected with the Cornell Dairy Bar – which sells fluid milk in addition to ice cream on campus. She wanted to assess consumer acceptance for QR code technology that could one day replace the static ‘best-by’ or ‘sell-by’ dates commonly found on food products...


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