In Brief

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

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.

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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