A new tracking device could extend the expiry date of fresh produce. The Blue Box tracker is being added to shipments across Australia, following the foodstuffs from farm to shelf. This new tech might hold the key to reducing the billions of dollars of food thrown in the bin every year.
"It's a huge issue," Luke Wood, CEO of Escavox, which works to reduce waste in fresh food supply chains, told 9News. "In Australia alone, we measure it in billions. Nearly three billion dollars worth of food. Globally… trillions." Escavox created the tracker which is placed in a box of produce and measures temperature, time and location along the supply chain.
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