The best spoilage protection disinfectant for agriculture from farm to table may be subjective, but we like the chemical make up of our solid tablets over liquid chemicals. Food waste on the farm and at home is a significant contributor to overflowing greenhouse gases. While some chemicals have been in use for generations, technology has evolved, and chemicals in a solid format are quickly proving their value vs chemicals delivered in liquid format.
"Food loss and waste is estimated to be roughly one third of the food intended for human consumption in the United States. When food is discarded, all inputs used in producing, processing, transporting, preparing, and storing discarded food are also wasted. Food loss and waste also exacerbates the climate change crisis with its significant greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint. Production, transportation, and handling of food generate significant Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions and when food ends up in landfills, it generates methane, an even more potent greenhouse gas." USDA Food Waste and its Links to Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change, January 2022.
Where does spoilage occur?
- Before harvest
- On the farm in prep areas
- In transit
- In grocery store irrigated produce
- In grocery store non-irrigated produce
Why we prefer solid vs liquid for agriculture:
- Low shipping weight reduces transit fossil fuels
- Reduces storage area needed (impacts infrastructure, heating, cooling etc)
- Reduces packaging materials
- Eliminates one-time use containers that end up in landfills
What do you need help with?
- Clean water
- Reducing BODS