Why Is Food Spoiled Essay

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Pitch: You come home from a long day of work, ready to fix your family dinner. But as you open the fridge, those chicken wings that you’ve been saving have rotten, and now your left with an odor and food gone to waste. Many cooks at home can relate to the issue. As rotten food contributes to the food waste problem in the country, your hard-earned money is thrown away. Spoiled is the solution to your problem as well as decreasing waste in the food system. It is a mobile app that tracks and reminds you of food expirations and if your food will potentially rot. Spoiled is a nonprofit venture that will change the way food is conserved.

Most of the general population know about the inconceivable amount of food that’s wasted in the country. Food
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(ex. chefs) It will be initially concentrated in Mississippi. Mississippi is the leader amongst the southern states of the east coast that waste food the most.3 This audience would find the application most useful since storing food and keeping track of it is an ongoing and often neglected task, especially for those that cook at home. Food rots as a result when the bandwidth to normally cook and monitor the fridge is not possible. But Spoiled takes one less task off their mind. Restaurants constantly throw food out either from too much stored, or food that was cooked but not consumed. Some restaurants compost food waste, which would seem to be an easy solution that even an at home cook can do, but essentially their hard earned money is still being thrown away. Families estimate 1,365 to 2,275 dollars that are thrown away annually.2 Restaurants also implement food logging systems but they are usually inflexible systems making them complicated and inconvenient. Spoiled is the Calvary to all these issues. It is quick, mobile, digital, and user friendly. The digital aspect will give users the ability to save, convert, and send data showing when food was stored and eaten to analyze food behaviors. The mobile aspect gives quick and convenient use from your phone or

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