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

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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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