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Published 19 February 2023

Are edible coatings on fresh produce the future?

Sufresca is working on a bio-coating that is odourless, tasteless, and practically undetectable. The aim is to keep produce fresh and dramatically reduce waste.

With concerns about plastic and microplastic use accelerating, do we really want to see our cucumbers individually wrapped in plastic? At the same time, we are experiencing unprecedented supply chain disruption. We are under pressure to reduce food waste. What technologies can we use that are acceptable to consumers and prolong the shelf life of fruit and vegetables? This looks like a problem worth solving, with a global prize to be had.