Oscillum: The intelligent label to reduce food waste

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The Spanish biotech startup has developed sensors embedded in biodegradable plastic labels to monitor “product freshness” beyond expiration dates, helping consumers to avoid food waste and save money

Food waste is generated at the retail level by food suppliers and consumers due to a lack of real-time information about the actual edible state of individual food items. The UN has estimated that one-third of the global food production is lost or wasted every year, and nearly 60% of the food waste occurs in households. The food is often thrown away based on expiration dates, odor and color of the food items. However, the best-before dates marked on food packaging may be inaccurate because of many different variables that affect the food supply chains. For example, food producer...
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