What's the Problem?
Food waste is a pressing issue, and reducing it is one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. About a third of the food produced is never consumed, and this is worse for fruit and vegetables, where almost half of it goes to waste. To tackle this issue, for years farmers and packers relied on synthetic products to extend the shelf life of produce and prevent fungal and bacterial infections. This is not only harmful for human beings, but also for the Planet.