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67. Live from IFPA’s Global Show: New Technology Spurring Innovations in Produce Shelf Life & Repurposing Waste
29th November 2022 • Fresh Takes On Tech • International Fresh Produce Association
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We are talking with Kaitlin Mogentale of Pulp Pantry, Charles Swartz of Compact Membrane Systems and Jeff Beegle of mobius.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Opportunities for repurposing fruit and vegetable pulp into nutrient rich foods
  • Technology advancements to help fruits and vegetables stay fresher, longer
  • New uses for produce waste to be repurposed in the horticulture, agriculture, and food service packaging industries

Segment 1 - Kaitlin Mogentale (Founder) of Pulp Pantry

Pulp Pantry is dedicated to transforming forgotten, nutrient-rich ingredients such as high fiber juice pulp into delicious, healthy hand-made snacks that make it easy to get your daily servings of fruit, vegetables and fiber anytime, anywhere.

They specialize in delicious paleo, vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free foods. Their first product to market is a crunchy grain-free granola that will change the way America eats breakfast - packed with flavor, fiber and wholesome fruits and vegetables.

Segment 2 - Charles Swartz (Product Manager) of Compact Membrane Systems

CMS creates technology to capture and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, avert global warming, and transform industry into a long-term sustainable enterprise. One membrane system at a time.

Optiperm™ produce is an ethylene-selective membrane for extending the shelf life of post harvest produce. This membrane can be used anywhere produce is stored to remove ethylene and slow the ripening of fruits and vegetables. A membrane patch or unit can be added to existing storage containers or modified atmosphere environments as a modular and cost effective ethylene removal solution.

Segment 3 - Jeff Beegle (Chief Science Officer, Co-Founder) of mobius

Mobius is creating a world where There’s Wonder in Waste. They are a mission-driven company focused on eliminating waste by leveraging industrial organic waste streams from agriculture, forestry, paper and biofuel & biorefining industries to create new materials and chemicals.

Their first product is a proprietary, biodegradable polymer made from lignin, a natural material found in all grasses and trees that is produced as waste at a rate of over 50 million tons each year by the paper and biofuel industries. With this biopolymer, they are creating a bio-based, biodegradable plastic pellets for applications in horticulture, agriculture, food service packaging, and beyond.

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