by Future Food Systems

With $20 billion of food wasted across Australia annually and nearly a $1 trillion wasted worldwide, a solution that pinpoints spoilage-inducing problems in fresh-food supply chains would be a game-changer. Australian agritech and logistics company Escavox’s Blue Box tracker does just that, and more.

Placed in a fresh-food carton at the packing shed, it uses real-time monitoring via a smartphone-sized IoT device to capture data on dwell time, temperature and location right along the supply chain. The Blue Box can be used on journeys of up to 60 days, anywhere in the world. The resulting data, crunched to provide useable information, enables supply-chain managers to eliminate spoilage, cutting food loss significantly and improving margins and market access for producers.

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