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35 Sustainable Produce Innovations

From Low Cost Boutique Grocers to Food-Preserving Smart Stamps

— August 30, 2017 — Eco
These sustainable produce innovations range from low cost boutique grocers to food-preserving smart stamps that monitor food freshness levels effectively.

While more consumers are embracing healthy lifestyle choices, food waste continues to be a major issue across the globe. This can be largely attributed to consumers' desire for aesthetically pleasing produce -- leaving misshapen or "ugly" produce to be discarded despite its nutritional value.

Food rescue snack brands like Spare Fruit and a wonky produce delivery service by Oddbox are just some of the startups aiming to make a difference by encouraging consumers to stop judging food by its appearance, and to start focusing on its nutritional value instead.

Other sustainable produce innovations to note include food rescue restaurants specializing in dishes made with soon-to-expire fruit and vegetables, along with raw juice brands that make use of ingredients that would otherwise go to waste.
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Freshness-Preserving Fridge Accessories
Freshness-Preserving Fridge Accessories
The 'BluApple' Works to Keep Produce Fresh for Far Longer
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Technological Food Preservers
Technological Food Preservers
The Food Freshness Card Uses Electromagnetic Wave Technology
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Rooftop Produce Brands
Rooftop Produce Brands
IGA's 'Frais Du Toit' Brand Sells Organic Greens from Its Rooftop Garden
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Protein-Rich Lentil Powders
Protein-Rich Lentil Powders
'LENTEIN' is a Protein-Rich Powder Made with Water Lentils
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Hotel Gardening Initiatives
Hotel Gardening Initiatives
'AccorHotels' is Growing Its Own Produce in Order to Reduce Food Waste
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Food Waste-Repurposing Pop-Ups
Food Waste-Repurposing Pop-Ups
Dan Barber's WastED Pop-Up is Set to Debut in London
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Friendly Produce Snack Packaging
Friendly Produce Snack Packaging
The Googly Fruit Organic Snacks Have a Charming Branding Design
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Charitable Smoothie Subscriptions
Charitable Smoothie Subscriptions
Freshstax Offers Prepped Foods for Health Conscious Consumers
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Container-Grown Strawberries
Container-Grown Strawberries
Agricool Grows Organic Strawberries in Their Containers
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Ugly Produce Campaigns
Ugly Produce Campaigns
The Ugly Fruit & Veg Social Campaign Discourages Food Waste in America
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Fruit-Monitoring Sensors
Fruit-Monitoring Sensors
EMPA Created An Embedded Temperature Sensor to Keep Fruit Fresh
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Rescued Food Restaurants
Rescued Food Restaurants
The Newly Opened Rice Bar Turns Food Waste into Delicious Creations
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Dual-Produce Plants
Dual-Produce Plants
The 'Ketchup ’N’ Fries' Tomato Plant Grows Both Tomatoes and Potatoes
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Expiration-Monitoring Smart Fridges
Expiration-Monitoring Smart Fridges
The Smarter Fridgecam Can Turn Any Fridge into a Smart Device
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Smart Garden-Monitoring Gadgets
Smart Garden-Monitoring Gadgets
The 'Motorleaf' Indoor Growing System Tracks Conditions
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Seasonal Produce Apps
Seasonal Produce Apps
The 'Seasonal Food Guide' Shows Local In-Season Produce
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Fresh Produce Startups
Fresh Produce Startups
Fresh Range's System Drastically Reduces the Time from Farm to Table
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Food Waste Fruit Juices
Food Waste Fruit Juices
'Pod' Created a New Juice Range Made from Wonky Fruits and Vegetables
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Ugly Produce Delivery Services
Ugly Produce Delivery Services
The Wonky Vegetables Delivery Service Reroutes Unsightly Produce
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Ripeness-Revealing Stickers
Ripeness-Revealing Stickers
The Freshmax Fruit Stickers Help Shoppers Pick Ripe Avocados
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Farm Fresh Food Delivery
Farm Fresh Food Delivery
Paalak.in Provides Fresh Produce Delivery Straight From Delhi Farmers
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Food Rescue Snack Brands
Food Rescue Snack Brands
Spare Fruit Offers Fruit Crisps Made from Imperfect Apples and Pears
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Colorful Sustainable Hummus
Colorful Sustainable Hummus
ChicP Reduces Food Waste by Using So-Called "Ugly" Produce
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Online Farmer's Markets
Online Farmer's Markets
Chesapeake Farm to Table Has Farmers Harvest Produce Orders on Demand
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Waste-Reducing Supermarkets
Waste-Reducing Supermarkets
This Danish Supermarket Only Sells Expired Food
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Wonky Produce Deliveries
Wonky Produce Deliveries
Oddbox Reduces Food Waste By Selling Unattractive Produce
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Designer Produce Shops
Designer Produce Shops
Tokyo's 'Vegeo Vegeo' is a Greengrocer with Style
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Local Food Waste Eateries
Local Food Waste Eateries
Tiny Leaf London Makes Its Dishes from Local Leftovers in Notting Hill
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Low-Cost Boutique Grocers
Low-Cost Boutique Grocers
Daily Table Offers Healthy and Premium Food Items at Low Prices
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Vertical Hydroponic Farms
Vertical Hydroponic Farms
Sasaki Designed an Urban Farm for Shanghai's Urban Agricultural District
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Chef-Curated Urban Gardens
Chef-Curated Urban Gardens
'The Bayless Gardens' Grows Fresh Produce for Rick Bayless' Restaurants
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Intuitive Indoor Gardens
Intuitive Indoor Gardens
'Seedsheet' Indoor Gardens are Themed and Easy to Use
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Produce Preparation Stations
Produce Preparation Stations
Whole Foods' Bryant Park Store Features a 'Produce Butcher'
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Veggie-Growing Kitchen Appliances
Veggie-Growing Kitchen Appliances
The 'Homefarm' Home Hydroponic Garden Grows Produce All Year
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Sustainable High-End Grocers
Sustainable High-End Grocers
Fukushimaya Supermarket Was Made from ZAM Pipes and Wine Crates
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