Apeel Sciences Startup: Working its Way to Reduce World Hunger
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Apeel Sciences develops plant-derived shelf life extension technology for fresh produce that improves quality and reduces food waste.
Apeel Sciences develops plant-derived shelf life extension technology to reduce food waste. As a major producer and consumer of agricultural products, China faces a serious food waste problem as it turns towards sustainable urbanization and industrialization. The country needs some ‘Apeel’-like startups.
Their main products are ‘Edipeel’ and ‘Invisipeel,’ which help extend shelf life and keep produce fresh for up to 5 times longer than their natural decay rate. Edipeel and Invisipeel are natural plant-based, non-chemical solutions that protect both crops and harvested products from eliminating food waste, increasing food quality, and reducing water use.
Considering the amount of food wasted yearly in China – statistics show that enough food to feed 200 million people, about one-sixth of China’s population, goes to waste annually – and government support levels for Greentech startups might be the perfect time to initiate similar AgriTech businesses.
Suprotik Sinha is the Content Writer with Synkrama Technologies. He writes about technologies and startups in the global enterprise space. An animal lover, Suprotik, is a postgraduate from Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC) Pune. He carries 6+ years of experience in Content Writing, and he also worked in mainstream broadcast media, where he worked as a Journalist with Ibn7 ( now known as News18 India) and Zee Media in Mumbai.