Press Release: Artificial Intelligence – the solution to food waste at home.

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18th October 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Artificial Intelligence – the solution to food waste at home.

Developers of the EatBy App have incorporated artificial intelligence into their kitchen management and grocery list app to reduce domestic food waste.

The latest release of the EatBy App includes a new feature – it automatically suggests how long fruit, veg and frozen items will stay fresh for and then reminds you to use them up before they go off. But the clever bit, according to the developers, is that the app learns the storage habits of individual users.

“Not everyone’s kitchen is the same, and different food storage environments effect shelf life. EatBy App addresses this problem by learning as it’s used over time.”

Domestic food waste is now the biggest contributor to the global food waste problem. Supermarkets have suffered the brunt of bad publicity, being blamed for massive quantities of unsold food being wasted. Many supermarkets and grocery … Continue reading

EatBy App encourages kids to play with food to reduce waste.

As part of a current holiday campaign, EatBy App are raising awareness about reducing food waste by encouraging families to turn fruit and vegetables into cute characters and to upload photographs onto the app and on social media.

“We want to encourage kids to learn more about fruit and vegetables with their family, and become experts in avoiding food waste,” said Barbara Lewis, one of the founders of EatBy.

Food waste is a problem of global proportions with one third of all food produced ending up being thrown away. Businesses and supermarkets are making an effort to reduce their food waste. But it is up to all of us to make a difference. Supermarkets provide us with perfect fruit and veg because that’s how we’ve grown to like them.

“When faced with a choice,” said Steffan Lewis of EatBy App, “We still pick up the nicest looking carrot even though we know it tastes no better than the wonky one. It’s what we’ve become used to.”

We teach our children not to judge by … Continue reading

What horrors lie in the back of your fridge?

Halloween is approaching but does the back of your fridge look like a scene from a horror movie?

For many of us October marks the transition from Summer to Autumn which naturally leads to a seasonal change in what we eat. But as we swap our salads for warming vegetables it’s inevitable that there are foods likely to be forgotten in the the back of the fridge.

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So this is the ideal time of year to take an inventory of what food you have in the kitchen and use up whatever you can to make room for the new season. For example, using those opened summer BBQ condiments as marinades can really spice October up.

Food waste is a huge environmental problem so we should all be doing our bit to reduce the amount of food … Continue reading

Cake Mikado

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 450 grams of butter
  • 200 grams of sugar
  • 200 grams of sour cream
  • 400 grams of flour
  • 400 grams of condensed milk
  • 30 Grams of cacao powder

Filo Layers

Break 2 eggs and mix them with 250 grams butter and add 200 gr sugar. Whisk the mixture until it becomes white, then add 200 gr sour cream. Gradually add the flour (400 gr), until you have soft dough. It should not stick to your hands. Divide the dough into 7 parts and roll them until they become as thin as paper. Bake the layers in the preheated oven (180C) for 15-20 min.

Cream

Whisk 200 gr butter and add 400 gr  condensed milk, then add 30 gr cacao powder.

Spread the cream on all layers and add grated chocolate on the top. Place the cake in the fridge and cut, when it is already soft.

Bon appetit!

 

 

Freezing Food, Reducing Waste

freezer_foodWhen I moved out of my college apartment in December, I made several shocking discoveries. The first was how many bobby pins there were in my bedroom floor. Seriously, had I kept that place cleaner, I would have known I had hundreds of bobby pins. Second, how quickly so much stuff could be packed and moved. I had spent days working on that room before and never got it clean and my family had the whole thing packed and in the car in an hour. I guess it is safe to say I’m an incompetent house-cleaner. The most shocking discovery by far, however, was how much food I had let go bad in my freezer.

I had spent the last three years sharing an apartment with three other girls and while the apartment had a full-sized refrigerator, by midwest American standards, it was pretty darn small. So how … Continue reading

The Plight of a Naïve Grocery Shopper

I’ll admit I’ve had a problem, a problem that I imagine cost me quite a lot of money in the past. In college, I developed a habit of wasting tons of food that went bad in the refrigerator. It’s not like I was swimming in cash, either. Whether it was my busy schedule or my general forgetfulness, I seemed to just let food expire at the back of my fridge.

Over-shopping leads to wasteNow, it’s not that I was going grocery shopping every other day or loading up on food that I knew I wouldn’t eat. However, as you know, you usually can’t just buy single portions of food at your local supermarket. So, I ended up buying different items in bulk and used portions of them for my meals. This wouldn’t have been an issue if I’d remembered to eat the remaining food as … Continue reading

Saving money and the planet? There’s an app for that.

So much wasted food.

I recently read a report by the United Nations Environment Program that stated over half of the food produced globally is wasted, lost or discarded as a result of “disorganization in the human-managed food chain”. I honestly felt sickened to learn that food waste generally takes place largely in high-income countries such as the US and UK. Some reports estimate that 30 to 50% of all the food that’s produced is wasted before ever reaching the table. It’s hard to imagine that amount of food going to waste.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (or USDA) estimates that supermarkets annually toss out $15 billion of unsold fruit and vegetables. But that’s only part of the problem. Domestic food waste apparently accounts for over 50% of the total. That’s $165 billion in the US alone! I’m not saying that food waste only happens in developed countries, it’s a global problem and the reasons differ widely between countries and regions.

Many people don’t realize the impact wasted food has on the economy and the environment. … Continue reading

About Us

usThe EatBy App has been created and developed by husband and wife team, Steffan and Barbara Lewis, after a number of incidents when food had to be thrown away because it had passed its Use By date.

After one incident when they threw out an unopened pack of ham slices and a box of egg custard tarts Barbara became upset and a little angry. “We throw out too much because it gets forgotten at the back of the fridge.”

Steffan, mourning his egg custard tart, answered with that modern cliché, “I bet there’s an app for that.”

And so the idea was born. After scouring the available apps Steffan and Barbara decided that there wasn’t a brilliant solution to the problem of forgetting food in the fridge. When they learned how much food is unnecessarily wasted worldwide every year they became passionate about the global issue and made it their … Continue reading