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Published on May 19th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


Your Smart Phone Can Help Reduce Food Waste

May 19th, 2012 by  

Smart phone apps never cease to amaze me. There are so many great apps out there that serve so many good purposes — too bad I don’t have a smart phone to test them out. This one under development would certainly be pretty sweet (no pun intended) if it is built as planned:

Avoiding Food Waste with Your Smart Phone (via sustainablog)

Ever bitten into a piece of fruit or a vegetable and found that it wasn’t nearly as fresh and tasty as it looked? Sure, we’ve all had that happen… and, as we’ve discussed before, this is a major source of resource waste in our food supply. There’s really not a whole lot you can do about it…

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  • Rajesh Karmani

    It does help a consumer reduce food waste, but ultimately doesn’t it just shift the waste higher in the chain?

    • Bob_Wallace

      That’s possible. But it also would create pressure for suppliers to deliver a higher quality product.

      (I’ve got a pear dying on my counter right now. I ate it’s partner. Junk. Wasted money and energy.)

      Plow under the poor quality stuff in the field and let microbes eat it. Don’t waste energy moving it from field to consumer’s garbage can.

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