Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sensing a Problem II

There’s something in the air at Boston-area universities. The smell of rotten fruit, perhaps? Last week I wrote about a Tufts project to embed scannable, edible patches on food items to communicate bacteria levels. Now comes word of an M.I.T. project to help retailers know when food is ripening: The new sensors, described in the journal Angewandte Chemie, […]

May 3, 2012 | Posted in Supermarket, Technology | Comments closed

Putting Food In Its Place

One of the main reasons we waste food is that we don’t know what we have on hand. That’s why  storing food in clear containers is so important. Another way I’ve been avoiding waste lately has been by using this: I know what you’re thinking: ‘How does a really, really shiny pepper help avoid waste?’ […]

May 1, 2012 | Posted in Household, Personal | Comments closed