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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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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.
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Why You Need to Use FEFO for Fresh Produce

If you work in a facility that handles perishable goods of any kind, there's a strong chance you hear the terms "FEFO" and "FIFO" thrown around. In our experience, there are misconceptions about FIFO versus FEFO. This blog post is meant to provide clarity on the differences and discuss what you need for a true FEFO operation.
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How Shelf Life Prediction Can Help Fresh Produce Suppliers

Shelf life prediction is a technology that has a vast number of applications. It's been our mission to reduce food loss and waste with it. We've had conversations with people in the supply chain and understand from their perspective what exactly matters to them. Here, we'll discuss some of the insights we gained by speaking to over 15 different growers and producers from around the world.
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What is Fresh Produce Shelf Life Prediction?

To make things simple, fresh produce shelf life prediction tells you when individual fruits or vegetables will expire. There are a few methods of doing so, but all help to prevent food loss and waste and improve freshness.
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Different Ways AI is Used in the Food System

AI's usage has been growing because of the benefits that businesses see, especially in the food system. There are some technologies, like high-speed sorting and shelf life prediction, that can only AI can do. We detail some of the ways the food system benefits from AI.