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Oprah Winfrey and Katy Perry recently joined investors backing Apeel, a food science start-up that has developed a coating to preserve produce like avocados well beyond traditional supermarket shelf life.
Food waste is a huge and growing global problem at a time of increased food insecurity and food supply issues exposed by the Covid-19 crisis, as well as carbon-intensive climate impacts from perishables.
Apeel ranked No. 34 on the 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, revealed Tuesday.