Asda trialling new solution to fight food waste

Supermarket Asda is to trial an innovative new technology by Apeel Sciences that could drastically reduce food waste and potentially reduce the use of plastic packaging in future. Apeel is a plant-derived, water-based coating that gives produce a little extra “peel” that slows the rate of spoilage, and it’s made of materials that exist in the peels, seeds, and pulp of all the fruits and vegetables we already eat. It can double to triple the shelf life of many types of fresh produce, which reduces food waste from farm to…

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The Frightening Reality Of Food Waste Is Revealed As Brits Bin 8 Million Pumpkins At Halloween

Forget ghosts, ghouls and zombies – research shows that the scariest part of Halloween is the amount of wasted pumpkin innards that end up in UK bins. A whopping 8 million pumpkins were binned in 2017, equating to enough portions of pumpkin pie to feed the entire nation this Halloween. The new study of 1,000 UK adults, commissioned by stock brand, Knorr, has revealed that last Halloween, nearly two thirds (58%) of the nation bought pumpkins for carving or decorative purposes, but only a mere third (35%) of these people…

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New crostini and bread pudding products help Tesco tackle food waste

Bakeries at Tesco are reviving a traditional way of tackling food waste – by turning surplus baguettes and batons into tasty new bread products. Baguettes and batons are among the UK’s most popular bread but also two foods which see among the highest waste at the supermarket. But now Tesco plans to dramatically reduce that figure by launching bread pudding and olive oil crostini lines made from surplus baguettes and batons. And if the move is successful and the products are rolled out across Tesco’s UK stores it could mean…

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Award-winning AI technology helps IHG hotels track, measure and reduce food waste

InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced a partnership with technology company Winnow to help its hotels automatically track, measure and reduce food waste for more sustainable and efficient restaurant and bar operations. IHG is the first global hotel company to use the award-winning Winnow Vision AI enabled technology, which will help its hotels achieve a 30% reduction in food waste. Through the use of an intelligent camera, smart scales and AI-based smart meter technology, Winnow Vision analyses ingredients during food preparation, as well…

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