New sensors for detecting ethylene may help supermarkets cut losses due to fresh produce spoilage

May. 14, 2012

 "Every year, U.S. supermarkets lose roughly 10 percent of their fruits and vegetables to spoilage, according to the Department of Agriculture.  To help combat those losses, MIT chemistry professor Timothy Swager and his students have built a new sensor that could help grocers and food distributors better monitor their produce" (Anne Trafton, MIT News Office, April 30, 2012).  Story at MIT news...