Report: Sensors can reduce food waste by 7% | Sustainable Procurement News |

Applying sensor technology to the food supply chain to increase traceability could reduce food waste by between 5% and 7%, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). WEF said 35% of fruits and vegetables are lost or wasted in post-harvest, processing or distribution in  Sub-Saharan Africa. That number goes down to 15% in Europe, highlighting differences around the world. Enhanced food supply chain traceability will make it easier to identify where losses are occurring, so the issues can more quickly be addressed. "Once the primary causes of food loss and waste have been identified ... the appropriate stakeholder can better address the problem," the report said.