By Justin Worland
July 15, 2015

A team of grad students has teamed up to fight world hunger by spraying nearly-expired produce and turning it into powder to extend its shelf life by two years.

The people behind the product, called , say they will buy produce that can no longer be sold in stores and turn it into a freeze-dried product to be sold as a nutritious offering to consumers. Governments may also want to use the product for disaster relief or military operations, the creators say.

“[We are] not into using a new product or new technology, [but] creating value out of the inefficiency of the food system,” FoPo co-founder Gerald Marin told . “The innovation of our business is that we are getting the expired fruits and vegetables.”

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