Stopping the rot
May 4, 2018
IDRC / VIJAY KUTTY
India is the world’s second-largest producer of tropical fruit and vegetables, but a huge amount of the harvest — up to 40 per cent — is lost to spoilage. IDRC-supported researchers are finding ways to use a natural substance called hexanal to slow ripening, and reduce the waste.
This article is part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between IDRC and Canadian Geographic.
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