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Apeel Sciences – Saving Produce

Touch the Soil News #1085 (Feature photo – Strawberries – CCA SA 4.0 International) The company Apeel Sciences has developed a method for extracting molecules from organic agricultural waste that can be reformulated to create an edible barrier applied to the outside of fresh produce to slow down – without refrigeration or chemical preservatives – the decaying process. Located in Santa Barbara, California, the company is headed by James Rogers (PhD graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara). The company explains that the food retail sector produces 8 million tons of waste per year and household throw away roughly 400 pounds of food per person a year. You can…

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