- 1/3 of all food is wasted, and 40% of that is fresh produce. One reason for that is that the shelf life of fresh produce can vary a lot, for instance due to seasonality, weather, processing, storage and transport. This means it is often difficult to accurately determine the shelf life of individual products.
- RisingFoodStar OneThird have developed a method to predict the shelf life of fresh produce using an AI scanner in real time. The scanner uses infrared spectroscopy to look inside of the product and measure the chemical processes happening within it. This is then analysed by the AI technology which estimates the remaining shelf life.
- This technology is helping growers, distributors and retailers to make rapid informed decisions about the shelf life of fresh produce and take immediate action to avoid food loss.
Listen to the latest Food Fight episodes
Welcome to a new Season of the Food Fight podcast! In this episode, our host Matt Eastland welcomes farmer and influencer Will Young. Will, known for his adventures on Love Island and the popular TikTok account @FarmerWill, discusses the shortage of young people choosing farming as a career and the importance of encouraging more young farmers. He shares his experiences as a sheep farmer in Buckinghamshire and how he uses his platform to educate others about farm life. Tune in to hear why Will believes farming is a vital profession for the future.
In this mini episode of the Food Fight Podcast, Julius Rono, project manager at SNV in Kenya, discusses the efforts being made to improve water and food systems across the globe in preparation for COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. SNV is a global development organisation focused on lifting rural communities out of poverty and building resilience against climate change. Rono highlights the challenges of degraded land and shrinking water sources, emphasising the importance of sustainable management of food and water systems in cooling the earth.
In this mini-episode of the Food Fight Podcast, we talk to Katie McCoshan, Policy and International Engagement Manager at the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU). Katie discusses the importance of food systems and how they will be a key topic at COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. FOLU aims to transform food systems by addressing issues of climate change, environment, nutrition, health, and farmer livelihoods.