Can New Technology Dispose of Our Costly Food Waste Habits?
Revolutionary technology may soon be available to help prevent the alarming amount food we waste. Intelleflex, a California technology company, has recently announced the development of a system employing RFID chips and GPS technology that could help gauge temperature, location and time data of food in order to reduce the number of spoils and losses.
Food waste is creating an increasingly costly situation that’s also the source of some serious ethical concerns. More than 100 million tons of edible food ends up in U.S. landfills each year while one in six Americans struggle to find food on a regular basis. Efforts to route near-expired food from supermarkets to food banks have been met with red tape and great difficulty as filmmaker Jeremy Seifert revealed in his documentary, “DIVE! Living Off America’s Waste.”