Henry Gu, a sixteen year old innovator has been exposed to the growing problem of food waste. His concerns stemmed from his family, and how they never got the correct amount of nutrition. This is a problem in many places, whether they be in first world countries or third world countries. The struggle to obtain food could be easily remedied if the amount of food wasted was lessened. Gu witnesses food being wasted often, whether that be at cafeterias, restaurants, or schools.
Everyday, the average food retailer in the US, throws away 2,500 dollars worth of food. This food could have been easily provided to those in need. One of Gu’s solutions to this problem is a communication system, between food retailers and those in need of food. Through this program, food retailers could report when they were throwing out food, how much, and why. Depending on the amount of food and the reason for throwing it out, the impoverished could request for a delivery.
Gu advises to shop smart and realistically, and to only buy what you need. He also advocates that you keep your refrigerator and pantry organized and not cluttered. Even if they do get cluttered, you Gu says you can donate to farms or food banks.
With his previous experience in biotech as well as networking applications, Gu is well prepared to help diminish the amount of food wasted. He is also interested in using aerial technology, such as drones, to help transport the food that would be wasted to impoverished areas.
Poverty, FoodWaste, ThirdWorldCountries, Food, Health, Lifestyle, Society, Environment