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The Food Freshness Card™

Food waste is a grand challenge for all of us. So in an effort to help extend the shelf life of foods such as fruits, vegetables, and breads, one company has created a Food Freshness Card™. The technology uses scalar wave technology, a form of electromagnetic wave technology, which is also used in the fresh floral industry and in other applications.

The laminated hologram card is placed in shipping containers, walk-in refrigerators, produce markets, storage areas and even could be used in home refrigerators. It works inside or outside of cold storage and can protect food in a five-foot radius of the card. It does not use any ethylene gas absorption technology or any other controlled atmosphere technology.

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About Karen Blakeslee

The Rapid Response Center was formed in 1995 as a resource for Kansas State University Research & Extension Agents. Resource topics included Food Science, Human Nutrition, Food Service, Textiles, Home Care and other consumer topics. Since that time, the Center has grown to be of valuable assistance to Kansas State University Extension Specialists in those areas.

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