Could Hydrogen Peroxide Really Help End World Hunger?

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A haredi youth stands next to piles of potatoes in Jerusalem (Photo credit: Matanya Tausig/Flash90)
Read more: Could an Israeli-created innovation end world hunger? | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/could-an-israeli-created-innovation-end-world-hunger/#ixzz3IoTJ1TJp
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This newest hydrogen peroxide breakthrough actually goes back a ways: the people who are responsible for the breakthrough have been working on it a long time. But their expanding success in many different applications is very exciting and it just gets better and better.

Imagine a way to prevent food from spoiling, even without refrigeration, for days and even weeks longer than ever before possible. Imagine the impact on the hungry people of the world if the foods they needed could actually reach them still fresh, still nutritious and ready for them to eat.

After all, the largest populations of starving people are also those with the least access to proper food transportation and refrigeration. We think you’ll agree this is Big News!

It is hard to imagine the extent of the impact of such a breakthrough.

As stated in the Time of Israel article

“Produce of all kinds is “lost” to spoilage and disease, due mostly to transportation, storage, and other logistics issues. As a result, hundreds of millions of people still go hungry – but they don’t have to, thanks to an invention by Israel’s Pimi Agro. By applying a formula based on hydrogen peroxide — “with a few key additions,” said Nimrod Ben-Yehuda, CTO and co-founder of Pimi – fruits and vegetables remain fresh and viable for up to 10 weeks…” (emphasis added)

Think about that! Ten weeks is a very long time! This would allow all kinds of produce to be transported vast distances without spoilage. And that could mean the difference between starvation and viable healthy food to eat for millions of people.

Read the full article at the Times of Israel.

Don’t let anyone tell you we don’t live in exciting times. This is just another example of what innovative people willing to take on big problems can do! Congratulations to Pimi Agro on your outstanding work!


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