Did you know that every single year the world wastes one-third of all the food it produces? That equals out to a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food. All this waste occurs when almost one billion people go hungry everyday!.
The Cibus app helps you minimize food waste, which is good for your wallet and great for the environment..
Cibus Food Manager will act as your food concierge, suggesting recipes and food combinations which allow you to take full advantage of what is in your fridge.
"Each year, about 40 percent of all food in the United States goes uneaten. It's just tossed out or left to rot. And that's a fairly large waste of resources. All that freshwater and land, all that fertilizer and energy — for nothing. By one recent estimate, Americans are squandering the equivalent of $165 billion each year by rubbishing so much food." Washinton Post
Overall, the ecological cost is very high. Using animal and plant resources, chemicals to raise animals, pesticides for farming, water for irrigation, and oil and coal to power industrial processes is not good for our planet. If we consider that all this is for foods we do not consume, but with which we create even more waste, we realise how much damage we are causing and how it is our duty to create rationalisation systems.
Did you know that every single year the world wastes one-third of all the food it produces? That equals out to a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food. All this waste occurs when almost one billion people go hungry everyday! This is what the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization estimates we waste every single year: 30% of cereals, 20% of dairy, 35% of fish and seafood, 45% of fruits and vegetables, 20% of meat, 20% oilseeds and beans, 45% of roots and tubers. The economic and environmental costs of this waste are enormous. The moral costs of wasting so much food when so many go hungry are even worse. How many times have you reached to the back of your fridge to throw out wilted heads of lettuce, soggy tomatoes or expired yoghurt? And how many times have you found yourself buying many of the same grocery items that have been sitting for a week in your fridge? I used to throw away a lot of food. Between work and family, I didn’t have time to keep track of the food I bought, which meant that a lot of food passed its expiration date and I was forced to throw it away. It is time to start being part of the problem and become part of the solution.
Cibus Food Manager is an app that allows you to keep a virtual eye on what is in your fridge and know when food items are due to expire. The Cibus app helps you minimize food waste, which is good for your wallet and great for the environment. The Cibus Food Manager platform consists of two separate parts: One part targets the consumer. Every time a food item is scanned at the cash register of your grocery store, the item’s information is wirelessly uploaded to your virtual fridge. The app will then remind you when the item is about to expire so you can use it before you have to chuck it in the bin. The next time you are at the grocery store you can remotely check what food you already have at home, thus avoiding wasteful and expensive duplication. Furthermore, you can inform the app if you have any food allergies. As the food item is being scanned at the cash register the app will notify you if you are buying a product containing a harmful food allergen.
Finally, the app will suggest daily recipes based on what’s in your fridge and what you have bought at the grocery store. Cibus Food Manager will act as your food concierge, suggesting recipes and food combinations which allow you to take full advantage of what is in your fridge. The part targeted at sellers will make all product checkout operations easier and further improve efficiency at payment points. Thanks to a small hardware add-on to be installed in the cash register, it will also allow grocery stores to collect a whole host of information such as: Noise levels Lighting Type of music Outdoor/Indoor Temperature Weather Forecasts
It will form an archive that, by working with the sales archive and the customer profile, will provide extremely useful predictive information for logistics as well as achieving better customer satisfaction in the grocery store. Moreover, the Cibus Food Manager app will make it possible to manage offers, promotions and loyalty points automatically and directly on smartphones, avoiding having to use a lot of paper, and making operations run more smoothly. Managing returns will also be greatly simplified.
In the near future, there will be an additional feature to connect the producer with the consumer: this software platform will make it possible to oversee the entire product supply chain to guarantee its origin and provide consumers with information on what they are buying. The Cibus Food Manager App results in Less food waste Less money waste Less energy waste More efficiency More health More happiness By interacting with local institutions and charities a local collection of expiring food could be organised for those in need so that it does not go to waste.
We’ll also have the option to see data on how much waste we produce and perhaps become more aware of how we’re using the resources given to us by our planet. Many of you, my life is hectic. This leaves us little time to keep an eye on many things, including staying on top of what we buy. Often we avoid buying fresh food to avoid having to throw it away, opting for foods with preservatives that last longer. This means that our diet is not as balanced as it should be. CIBUS can help us have a more balanced diet and healthier life.