We partnered with scientists at the Wyss Institute at Harvard and the Aizenberg Biomineralization and Biomimetics Lab to produce a design proposal leveraging the emerging technology of synthesizing designed catalytic system to break down volatile organic compounds such as ethylene, which is responsible for activating and sustaining the ripening process in fruits.
More than 40% of food is wasted in the US. We wanted to investigate that problem by looking at the numbers. We focused on the two last number of the food chain: distribution and retail and consumer losses.
How can disruptive innovative nanotechnology can tackle the problem of food waste?
DESIGN AND PROTOTYPING PROCESS