An American company has developed a technique that it says can make bread stay mould-free for 60 days.The bread is zapped in a sophisticated microwave array which kills the spores that cause the problem.The company claims it could significantly reduce the amount of wasted bread - in the UK alone, almost a third of loaves purchased.
The technique can also be used with a wide range of foods including fresh turkey and many fruits and vegetables.Food waste is a massive problem in most developed countries. In the US, figures released this year suggest that the average American family throws away 40% of the food they purchase. This technology has the potential to drastically reduce this number.
Source: bbc.co.ukAdded: 28 January 2013