3 Technologies Helping To Reduce Food Waste

Hunger and starvation is an issue that continues to affect many people around the world on a daily basis. At the same time, a considerable amount of food goes to waste on a daily basis. Fortunately, there are a number of different recent tech enhancements that can be used to solve both problems.

Freight Farms

One recent piece of technology that is continuing to help produce fresh food around the world is the Leafy Green Machine, which is produced by Freight Farms. This system essentially can turn any shipping container into a small local environment that can grow produce. Once it is scaled to a higher level, it will be able to provide fresh produce to areas of the world that would not otherwise have access to it. It can also help to reduce the amount of food lost to waste as less will need to be transported.


For those that work in a commercial kitchen, throwing out food at the end of a shift is commonplace. However, a new application called LeanPath is helping to reduce the level of waste. This application allows a commercial kitchen to better track how much food is being wasted each night. This can then provide updated data to allow a kitchen to better estimate its food needs. This can lead to less waste and help to reduce a commercial kitchen’s food costs.

IRRI Super Bag

The IRRI Super Bag is an innovative product that is helping to improve the shelf life of stored food, seeds, and grain. The bag can reduce the amount of oxygen in a bag by up to 80%. This then greatly reduces the number of insects that can thrive in the bag and will help to slow the amount of time it takes for a product to spoil.