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Reducing food waste

To commemorate World Food Day on Oct 16, Calcalistech issued a summary of 10 Israeli companies working to tackle food waste. Most were reported here previously except Safe Foods (which uses hydrogen peroxide to extend the shelf-life of food) and … Continue reading

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Packaging to cut food waste

I’ve reported previously (see here) on many Israeli food packaging innovations to reduce some of the 40% food wasted in shops and at home. Now Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture is to award a NIS 9.5 million grant, as part of … Continue reading

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Reducing food waste and shopping bills

US supermarkets throw away 25 million tons of food each year. Israeli startup Wasteless cuts food waste and shopping costs. Its system enables supermarkets to lower prices of products nearing their expiration date. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5FKSmWIcjQ http://israelbetweenthelines.com/2018/11/21/supermarkets-about-to-super-save/ https://www.wasteless.co/ https://www.israel21c.org/food-expiration-dates-are-about-to-undergo-a-revolution/

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Program to curb food waste

Israel’s Agriculture Ministry has developed a program to help stem the estimated 18 billion shekels ($5 billion) of food that is wasted annually. It includes funding the harvesting of crops that farmers cannot sell and their distribution to needy families. … Continue reading

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Waste apples are a superfood

Scientists at Tel-Hai College and at the MIGAL Research Institute of the Galilee have developed a freeze-drying process that turns low-grade fallen apples into highly nutritional apple powder. It could save up to NIS 25 million from the 15,000 tons … Continue reading

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Waste not, want not

Another innovation to reduce food waste is the Israeli SpareEat app. Consumers buy discounted fresh leftover dishes or produce from restaurants, hotels, cafes, and supermarkets. Meanwhile, businesses make extra cash on food they could not otherwise sell. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3769018,00.html https://spareeat.com/

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Sustainable villages

Israeli entrepreneurs Jonathan Haran and Victor Hajaj are founders of the Sustainable Group. They plan to build the first carbon-negative village in a kibbutz near Mizpe Ramon. They are also developing AI software for cities to manage food, water, energy … Continue reading

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Israel is feeding the world

Israel has over than 300 food-tech and agro-tech startups. Many of them presented at the Israel Export Institute’s “Rethinking Food” conference in Tel Aviv. Subjects discussed included eliminating waste, packaging, global partnerships, vegan food and international markets. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5466638,00.html https://ieifoodtech2019.forms-wizard.co.il/#map-section-951

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Making (infused) water out of wine

Anat Levi, CEO of Israel’s Wine Water Ltd, uses grape skins, seeds and sustainable processes to make O.Vine – infused spring water. Grape skins and seeds are rich in phytochemicals – shown to have positive health benefits. A tasty, nutritious … Continue reading

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Testing fruit for freshness

Israeli start-up AclarTech has developed the AclaroMeter app that works with a smartphone’s camera and the Israeli SCIO molecular scanner, to monitor the ripeness, freshness and quality of fruit and vegetables. It could revolutionize the global food market by helping … Continue reading

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