Embedded temperature sensors keep fruit fresh in transit

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Switzerland’s Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) is currently testing a new temperature sensor for fruit being shipped from producer to consumer. With much of the food consumed around the world shipped hundreds of thousands of miles from its place of production, cooling is an essential part of the cargo shipping process. Should anything go wrong during the journey, entire containers of fruit could end up wasted if state food agencies order the destruction of the goods. The new sensors are contained within replica pieces of fruit - currently available in mango, banana, apple or orange form. Researchers…

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