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Tips on different ways for growers, distributors, retailers and consumers to reduce food waste and save costs associated with wasted food.

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Tips for Reducing Thanksgiving Food Waste

Each year, about 200 million pounds of Thanksgiving turkey turns to food waste. Meanwhile, this year, we are seeing extraordinary circumstances. Feeding America reports that 50 million people faced food insecurity this year. The lines for food…

World Food Day 2020: Guide to Action

World Food Day 2020 is October 16th, and 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. What is World Food Day? On World Food Day 2020, governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, and the general…
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Getting to Know Tyler Scheviak

Tyler Scheviak joined us as part of his Halma Future Leaders Program, where he spends six months at each of four different Halma companies. This Q&A is a reflection of his six months here and the work he contributed to our mission.
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What to Do With Items Failing and Exceeding Produce Specifications

Customers demand high-quality fresh produce, and it's your job to get it to them. That's why you have produce specifications. They help ensure you are consistently getting fruits and vegetables that meet your standards. This blog post will explain what you can do with above-spec and under-spec fresh produce to maximize the benefit to the business.
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Why is Preventing Food Waste Important?

We waste around $1.9 million of food per minute. Preventing food waste is critical to the future of a healthy planet and human race. Learn more about the importance of preventing food waste in this blog post.
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10 Tips to Reduce Food Loss and Shrink When Shipping Fresh Produce

Some amount of shrink is inevitable when shipping fresh produce. It's also a direct result of cost-cutting in many cases. However, if you can reduce the amount of food loss you have then there is a direct way to improving profitability. If you're ready to prevent food waste and give your customers fresher produce, then read on for 10 actions you can take.

How to Reduce Household Food Waste with Smoothies, Vegetable Juices, and Sorbets

If you have perishing fruits and vegetables in your kitchen that you would normally throw out, try making smoothies, vegetable juices, and sorbets to reduce household food waste. In the U.S., 40% of food is wasted, and much of this waste…
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The Secret to Fresher Produce for Online Produce Delivery

It's hard to get high quality produce to every online produce delivery customer. Learn about the secret to fresher produce.
Ultimate Guide to Fresh Produce Shelf Life Prediction
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The Ultimate Guide to Fresh Produce Shelf Life Prediction [With Free PDF Download]

You want to cut food waste and ensure your customers get the freshest possible produce. Shelf life prediction is a great way to do both. In this ultimate guide, we describe the different types of shelf life prediction, the benefits of using it, how to successfully implement it, and the future of the technology.
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Getting to Know Niek Kolner

Niek Kolner is a dedicated lab technician for OneThird. We sat down with him to learn more about his background and motivations. What’s your role at OneThird? I'm responsible for analyzing fresh produce daily and developing new analysis…
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What is Objective Quality Control?

We often hear about subjective and objective fresh produce measurement, but if you aren't clear on what each means you may miss out on critical information. This blog post describes the definition and gives some examples of each.

Getting to Know Remco Horstink

The OneThird team works hard to bring our shelf life prediction technology to the world. We sat down with Remco Horstink, our bright R&D engineer, to learn more about him.