Food Waste Rescue Technology

fast food allows large companies to sell food products that are past their expiration date at half the price.

In the Greater Moncton area, four participating grocery stores offer consumers some of their products on the Flashfood app.

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In addition to saving money, Flashfood c’est que ça prévient le gaspillage dans les chaînes d’alimentation, donc ça m’avait interpellée”,”text”:”un des aspects de Flashfood c’est que ça prévient le gaspillage dans les chaînes d’alimentation, donc ça m’avait interpellée”}}”>one aspect fast food is that it prevents waste in the food chain, so that struck mesays a Greater Moncton area resident who has four participating grocery stores on the platform.

Marie-Rene quickly became ambassadorshe says jokingly. : arrête d’en parler à tout le monde, à un moment donné on ne sera plus capable de rien avoir.”,”text”:”J’en parlais à tout le monde. […] Mon conjoint me dit: arrête d’en parler à tout le monde, à un moment donné on ne sera plus capable de rien avoir.”}}”>I told everyone about it. […] My partner tells me: stop talking about this to everyone, at some point we will have nothing.

She is always surprised by the wide variety of products that she thinks are of very good quality.

Marie-Rene Duguet signed up for the first time on the Flashfood platform for environmental reasons.

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Often these are the most interesting products, such as organic vegetables. they are more expensive [en magasin]then people buy less. »

Quote from Marie Rene Duguet

She wants to refute those who think that cheaper products are necessarily worse. I’m really happy with the quality of what I getshe argues.

Marie-Rene Duguet sold this box of bananas through the Flashfood app for just $5.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Credit: Marie-Rene Duguet

And if there are too many—as with the bananas she recently bought—she suggests freezing them or, better yet, sharing them with others. It’s worth itshe lets go.

Technological innovations to combat food waste

Chinova Company Biowarksbased in Fredericton, was founded in 2016. It was recently selected as a semi-finalist in the Innovative Technology component of the Food Waste Reduction Competition launched by the Federal Department of Agriculture and Rural Food in November 2020.

Natasha Dhayagude is the co-founder of Chineva Bioworks in Fredericton.

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Young company Chinova BioWorksit specializes in the production of preservatives suitable for various food products such as drinks, sauces, sauces and herbal products.

In some cases, they can double the shelf life of products.

jours. Ce que nous avons observé, c’est que nous sommes en mesure de prolonger ce délai jusqu’à 60jours”,”text”:”En général, le délai de péremption des produits faits à base de plantes est de 30jours. Ce que nous avons observé, c’est que nous sommes en mesure de prolonger ce délai jusqu’à 60jours”}}”>As a rule, the shelf life of herbal products is 30 days. We have noticed that we can extend this period up to 60 days.says co-founder and CEO Natasha Dhayagude.

And as we extend the life of our products, it ultimately helps to reduce food waste. »

Quote from Natasha Dhayagude, co-founder and CEO of Chinova Biowarks

The natural agent developed by the company – a substitute for artificial preservatives – is obtained from the roots of porcini mushrooms. She works with farmers who give them those roots they would otherwise shed.

With $1.5 million in funding from Canada’s Chinova Federal Technology Sustainability Fund Biowarks will soon be able to quantify the reduction in food waste through their technological innovations.

It is estimated that about half of the food in Canada is wasted.

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The money will also be used to measure the resulting reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

téléphones cellulaires”,”text”:”En ce moment, nos résultats démontrent que chaque kilogramme vendu de notre agent de conservation permet de diminuer l’équivalent de ce que produisent 5500téléphones cellulaires”}}”>So far, our results show that every kilogram of our preservative sold reduces the equivalent of what 5,500 cell phones produce.cites Natasha Dhayagude as an example.

Other companies in Primorye also stand out for their unique approach to reducing food waste.

Like a Nova Scotia box Recycled Outcast Food, which won a place among the finalists in the Business Model nomination. The latter has developed a way to recycle unwanted fruits and vegetables into nutritious vegan powders.

It is estimated that approximately half of the food in Canada is wasted each year. Still, about $50 billion worth of food losses could have been avoided, according to the Department of Agriculture and Food.