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Digital twins in the kitchen

Nov 8, 2021 | ANDREA SIX
2.8 million tons of food are disposed of each year before they land on Swiss plates - and that shouldn't be the case. In terms of a single person, we throw considerable amounts of food directly into the trash at home: 20 kilos of fresh vegetables, around 3.5 kilos of fresh fruit and over 8 kilos of exotic fruits and berries. Empa researchers have now developed an app that can help prevent food waste. The app is based on a digital twin that allows predictions about the shelf life of food.

In the live stream, our researchers Kanaha Shoji and Jörg Schemminger demonstrate the app and dispel one or two kitchen myths. In the "Innovation Room" at Empa in St. Gallen, the audience takes part in a quiz. Streaming viewers can compete against the live audience. But watch out! As aspiring chefs, our guests are experts in their field!

Take part in this virtual event on digitalization in the kitchen and the possibility of avoiding food waste via an app. Everyone who values freshness and a sustainable approach to food is invited. The program will be hosted by Michael Hagmann, who heads Empa Communications.

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When: November 8, 2021, 13.15pm CET
Channel: YouTube channel EmpaChannel
Who: Kanaha Shoji, Scientist, Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles; Jörg Schemminger, Scientist, Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles; Michael Hagmann, Head Communications
Language: German

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