Use of Cold Chains in Reducing Food Losses in Developing Countries
Updated: Jun 12, 2018
The severe lack of cold chain technologies in developing countries is a major reason global food waste is so abundant. Currently, it is estimated that less than 10% of all perishable foods are being refrigerated, despite the fact that post-harvest losses amount to 30% of food production worldwide. The Institute of Mechanical Engineers estimates that by providing a better system of refrigeration, food loss could be cut down by up to 25 percent! The use of cold storage systems as an investment to prevent food loss is a highly cost effective solution compared to continually increasing food production to meet global demands.
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