Updated Jan 15, 2019
86% of EU population does not consume enough fruit&veg, despite their role in lowering the risk of CVD, diabetes, and cancer. It also helps with weight loss, an important benefit as 52% of the EU is overweight. 1.7 million deaths could be prevented by a higher intake of fruits, which could be achieved through concentrated forms of fruits and vegetables that are easy to use. Farmers in developing countries are suffering the most from food waste; rejected produce means losing income.
FoPo solve the massive food waste problem through FoPo Food Powder. Fruits are collected before they expire (from farms and exporters where huge amounts are discarded), dried, and turned into powder to extend their shelf life from 2 weeks to 2 years, while saving nutrition by up to 90 %. The product is then sold to end consumers, or applied to industrial production for e.g. flavoring, baking, and smoothies, with the relevant industries having a combined value of $125 billion.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||10|
|New Feature||In the Philippines, an initiative aims to work with 20 small farmers/market sellers to source their rejected produce and donated part of the production to provide vitamin C juice made from lime powder to 450 children from communities affected by poverty or typhoons.|