Smart idea! Fixing big problems on the local level is always a great idea. If everyone had this approach for most of our problems, there would be very few “big” problems. We are more capable then we realize. Congrats to all involved!
Olio, the hyperlocal food sharing app that wants to help tackle the world’s food waste epidemic, has picked up $6 million in Series A funding.
The U.K. startup offers a location-based app and website that lets you list and post a photo of unwanted food items to be shared with other people in the same neighbourhood. That is, food that you might otherwise throw away.
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A free mobile app is a bit like having a nutritionist with you in the store. Drop that yogurt, it might prompt. Instead, try this one with less sugar, fat, and fewer unpronounceable additives.
“FoodSwitch is unique in that users don’t have to hunt for healthier alternatives. They’re all listed in the app,” says FoodSwitch collaborator Mark Huffman, associate professor of preventive medicine and medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine cardiologist.
The app is available in the Apple and Google Play stores.
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Imagine coming home from work and a notification appears on your mobile phone reminding you that a nearby restaurant is offering food for half the price. For a few euros you may have a warm dinner from your favourite place.
“Food for Smarter People,” is the motto of an app that should help end food waste, save the planet and money at once.
Food waste is a major issue the world is dealing with. Citizens of the European Union throw away 88 million tons of food every year. That is approximately 173 kilograms per person, whereas every tenth European cannot afford food at satisfactory quality.
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