Laser-engraved fresh produce eliminates need for plastic stickers

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The food industry is so important, and wide-ranging, that the possibilities for improvements in sustainability and efficiency are almost limitless. From refrigerators that don’t need electricity to wearables for cattle that help farmers keep tabs on their herd, advancements in food production and consumption processes are rapid and extensive. Although small, the stickers placed on individual pieces of fruit add up to a substantial volume of plastic. Spanish company LaserFood has developed a new way to label fruit and vegetables that completely eliminates the need for plastic. Using sensitive laser engraving, LaserFood labels are able to provide more information than…

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