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Hello BESTers,

Thanks to Rhonda Rogers-Bardsley with the Hinkley Center for passing 
this along to us.

With the advent of smartphones, information has become increasingly 
mobile, and for better or worse, many of us with smartphones can't 
imagine being without one.  Now smartphone apps have been developed to 
help curb food waste.  This article describes several different apps 
connecting different steps in the food chain so that potentially wasted 
food can go to those who can use it or need it.  For example, one app 
alerts non-profit groups, such as food banks and soup kitchens, when 
excess food is available from supermarkets.  This technology is one more 
way innovation is the solution to food waste.

Have a great weekend,
Ryan

http://grist.org/food/plate-tech-tonics-how-smartphones-can-help-stop-food-waste/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Plate tech-tonics: How smartphones can help stop food waste
Grist
Claire Thompson
March 11, 2013