Plastic and food waste are twin environmental scourges, but we’re seeing serious progress on the research and development of edible coatings for fresh fruit. These protect the surface, decrease the rate of dehydration and extend the shelf-life, without reducing nutritional value or diminishing the appearance of the fruit. Apeel Sciences is at the forefront of this effort with Edipeel, a natural coating that claims to more than double the shelf-life of produce. We look forward to seeing this and similar products proliferate in the market, reducing the pace of food spoliation and the use of plastics in our food chain.
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