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Fruit Bowl Detects Mold Before It Grows

Fruit Bowl Detects Mold Before It Grows

Clever device will ensure gone-off fruit is a thing of the past.

Lara Piras

Design student Jagjit Chodha has developed a fruit bowl that alerts its owner when the produce is beginning to go bad. The bowl is fitted with a sensor the can sense an increase in the surrounding ethylene levels, which is released as fruit matures.

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Millions of pounds worth of food is thrown away in the US every year and by consuming produce before it goes bad, less waste is produced leading to a healthier environment and smaller landfills.

Jagiit Chodha’s fruit bowl is part of the Made In Brunel Show at London’s Brunel University.

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