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Coming to a Store Near You, Organic and Non-Organic Produce with Toxic Edible Coating-

• by B.N. Frank

Peeling back Apeel

There's a new kid on the block that's garnered a huge amount of attention recently after a datasheet, allegedly detailing the toxic nature of its new product to extend the lifespan of fruit and vegetables, went viral. The datasheet, which is for a chemical cleaner, led us to look further into what Edipeel is and what it means for consumers.

Apeel Sciences, is a US based company that's partnered with the Gates Foundation to develop a new product, Edipeel, an edible coating for fruit and vegetables, to solve the supposed food wastage 'crisis'. According to a 2019 report from the Food and Agriculture Organization, approximately 14% of all fruit and veg produced for human consumption is lost or wasted between the field and supermarket.

But is it really all down to the shelf life? One of the biggest issues when it comes to food waste is the supermarkets exacting standards seeing masses of vegetables and fruits left to rot before they even leave the fields because it's not pretty enough or straight enough!