Are we better than others ?
If you’re crossing your fingers thinking that we’re doing better over here in Canada, we hate to break it to, but that just ain’t so. In January 2019, CBC reported that “The annual cost of avoidable food loss and waste in Canada is $1,766 per household.” Not only is all that food waste a financial loss, it produces a shocking 56.6 million tonnes of gas emissions, including methane gas, which is actually 25 times more environmentally harmful than carbon dioxide. See the study
. And if that’s not food for thought, we really don’t know what is!
Fortunately we’re happy to note that Blomberg makes their refrigerators with absolutely no ozone-reducing gases, it’s two technologies that keep fruit and vegetables fresher longer that have caught our attention.
It may sound like science fiction, but this is for real: Blomberg’s Blue Light Technology preserves the flavour, colour, texture and nutrients of fresh produce by emitting light rays that let fruit and veggies continue to photosynthesize even while they sit in your vegetable crisper. Neat! Blomberg refrigerators also have a feature that releases negative ions that neutralize airborne bacteria, microbes and ethylene gas to reduce food spoilage. (Truly, aside from the environmental concerns, continuous clean fresh air in your refrigerator would be a pleasure!)