Sensor can tell if food is safe to eat

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Consumers can often be anxious when it comes to the food they eat. In the past, we've seen Russia's Lapka sensor kits let users determine if their food is organic, and now a Lithuania-based startup called Peres is looking to crowdfund a new system that checks if food is still healthy to eat using a portable sensor and smartphone. The Peres device acts as an electronic nose, using sensors that can detect temperature, humidity, amonia levels and the presence of volatile organic compounds released when food begins to decompose. Users simply place the handheld device next to the food they…

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