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In Germany, there's plenty of food to go around. So much in fact that every year 10 million tons of perfectly edible food end up in the bin. Now, a smart phone app wants to put an end to this food waste.
The FoodLoop app aims to cut down food waste. It uses barcode information to show users where they can buy produce that has been put on special offer because it is approaching its sell-by date.
More than one-third of all food is spoiled or squandered. Led by an activist with a passion for food, Denmark has been working intensively on solutions. Eliminating "UFOs" is just one thing regular people can do to help.
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