Currently, a large amount of food bought in the UK is thrown away and about 40% (by weight) of food thrown away that could have been eaten, is fresh fruit and vegetables. There is considerable scope to improve this situation through better management in the home.
The project will provide unique data on fresh fruit and vegetables storage and wastage in the home and how the consumer can use simple methods to prolong freshness. This will be achieved by:
• Gaining information from consumers on how they currently manage the storage of fresh fruit and vegetables in the home and on the types of products that are commonly wasted and the reason for rejection.
• Assembling an easy to understand scale of relative perishability for different types of fruits and vegetables, to aid the consumer with best storage practice.
• Developing and testing simple methods to prolong the freshness of fruit and vegetables in the home.
• Reviewing the advice given by the major retailers to consumers about storage of fresh fruit and vegetables and suggesting improvements
• Providing information to WRAP and retailers to advise consumers about methods to ensure they consume a higher proportion of the products they purchase.
Project manager Dr Neil Hipps said ‘Consumers have told us that they need better advice on how to store their fruit and vegetable properly to retain freshness. Working with our project partners and WRAP we shall provide this information underpinned by scientific experiments.’
Project partners include Sainsbury’s, Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), Food Refrigeration and Process Engineering Research Centre at the University of Bristol and Mack Multiples Division.
New technique reveals details of forest fire recovery
17.05.2018 | DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory
Mixed forests: ecologically and economically superior
09.05.2018 | Technische Universität München
So-called quantum many-body scars allow quantum systems to stay out of equilibrium much longer, explaining experiment | Study published in Nature Physics
Recently, researchers from Harvard and MIT succeeded in trapping a record 53 atoms and individually controlling their quantum state, realizing what is called a...
The historic first detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes far outside our galaxy opened a new window to understanding the universe. A...
A team led by Austrian experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatially separated atoms by observing their light emission. This fundamental demonstration could lead to the development of highly sensitive optical gradiometers for the precise measurement of the gravitational field or the earth's magnetic field.
The age of quantum technology has long been heralded. Decades of research into the quantum world have led to the development of methods that make it possible...
Cardiovascular tissue engineering aims to treat heart disease with prostheses that grow and regenerate. Now, researchers from the University of Zurich, the Technical University Eindhoven and the Charité Berlin have successfully implanted regenerative heart valves, designed with the aid of computer simulations, into sheep for the first time.
Producing living tissue or organs based on human cells is one of the main research fields in regenerative medicine. Tissue engineering, which involves growing...
A team of scientists of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg investigated optically-induced superconductivity in the alkali-doped fulleride K3C60under high external pressures. This study allowed, on one hand, to uniquely assess the nature of the transient state as a superconducting phase. In addition, it unveiled the possibility to induce superconductivity in K3C60 at temperatures far above the -170 degrees Celsius hypothesized previously, and rather all the way to room temperature. The paper by Cantaluppi et al has been published in Nature Physics.
Unlike ordinary metals, superconductors have the unique capability of transporting electrical currents without any loss. Nowadays, their technological...
02.05.2018 | Event News
13.04.2018 | Event News
12.04.2018 | Event News
18.05.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering
18.05.2018 | Information Technology
18.05.2018 | Information Technology