Farm fresh: using new packaging technologies to prevent food loss in agriculture

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“Small farmers typically have used little or no packaging, which can contribute to high food loss and waste due to water loss and physical damage during the post-harvest handling period,” says Lisa Kitinoja, director of The Post-Harvest Institute. She tells Food Tank, “They have tried to save money by using baskets, sacks, or wooden crates to transport foods from the farm to the market, all of which can damage crops and provide little protection from rain or pests.”…

Food Tank spoke with Kitinoja about the potential for small-scale farmers to use new packaging technologies.


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