Food is the one thing we share across all cultures. It is an emotional way to share experiences, delicacies, and memories. Unfortunately, we sometimes neglect it and at other times simply cannot control it –so our foods spoil. That’s why we created the Food Protectors!
The Food Protectors are silent heroes for every kitchen. They are an organic and safe solution that prevents fruits and vegetables from spoiling at homes!
Coming as two attractive designs and with countless colours, the Food Protectors deliver both cuteness and style. Each Protector has a built-in LED light that changes colour over time from green to red, reminding you when to change your powder.
A single Food Protector has enormous powers, stopping spoilage in:
All at once!
Using the Food Protectors is as simple as one, two, three!
Infinitely more efficient, undoubtedly more reliable – this is why you have never seen anything like the Food Protectors.
Each fruit or vegetable spoils for different reasons. Reactions to certain environments, development of fungi, and encounters with bacteria all cause different response from each type of produce, causing them to spoil at rates and moments inconsistent with one another. Over the past 12 years, we have outlined these causes, creating specialize powders that actively target the exact bacteria and fungi that cause spoilage in single fruits or vegetables with incredible precision usually attributed to the top chemical companies. Except we are organic.
The beauty of the Food Protectors is the accumulation of all that knowledge into a single, global powder. Our powder is the result of carefully designed combinations of our research, actively targeting the exact causes that lead to spoilage in fruits and vegetables. It successfully focuses on the exact bacterium, fungus, and mushrooms that have negative effects on each and every produce. Thus, we offer a solution that can increase the life of your fruits and vegetables by weeks. This is not you average general solution. It is a calculated attack on the exact components that harm our kitchens.
The Food Protectors reach incredible levels of effectiveness and precision, which surpass anything available in the market. Real change is coming to your kitchen.
We all suffer from spoilage, so Food Protectors are for everyone! Whether you are:
We use inexpensive microencapsulated essential oil, such as clove, spearmint, thyme, and more to power the Food Protectors. The powder generated from such a process is slowly released into the air, which creates conditions that safely protect ripeness in fruits and vegetables!
Essential oils are volatile liquids produced by plants and used by the plant kingdom as natural insecticides, repellants and antimicrobials. They have been known throughout history as effective biopesticides in agriculture, but have been much more expensive than synthetic chemicals as they are volatile and non-stable in air and light, requiring multiple applications. As a result, they have been non competitive to synthetics in developed countries, and too expensive for use in developing countries, until now. By novel inexpensive encapsulation methods with natural materials, and in synergistic combinations with botanical oils, the microencapsulated essential oil products stabilize the essential oils in air and light and have a long term release without phytotoxicity nor do they leave toxic residues per single application, making them a fantastic substitute to synthetic chemical products, and safe for any home application.
*For those who want to know more about the science behind the Food Protectors, refer to the FAQ section, and if there are further interests don't hesitate to contact us, we would love to give a detailed explanation!
Our powder is therefore green and is a great repellent of insecticides, fungicides, bactericides and nematicides products. It is even edible!
The capabilities of our powder go beyond households. By becoming as effective as chemical preservatives, different combinations of materials can be used for preservation in shipment, storage, and agricultural growth of fruits and vegetables. This can and will continue to reduce food waste in an environmentally friendly way for every sector of the industry.
Micro encapsulation by itself is an extremely effective tool in a verity of sectors. Its ability to control substances and their release rate has potential all over the consumer world – from flowers to makeup. We already have plans in place to develop an organic preservative for plants, and are looking at possibilities to increase the effectiveness of cosmetics, such as significantly extending the timeframe of the smell of deodorants.
Food waste is a global concern that affects us all. A growing population means we continue to struggle for food provision, and continual food waste leads to worsening global warming. Every year, food wasted results in the loss of:
The team that leaded us to this moment is composed of countless brilliant minds over the past decade. They have each contributed immensely to every crucial piece of research, ensuring that we remain organic in every step of the way while making constant strides.
Today, the core team that pushes Food Protectors forwards is made of the combination of youth and excitement with experience and ingenuity. Arie Markus is the leading scientist, who invented the technology and has been working on it for over twelve years. He is our Einstein, mentally and physically! Amit Gal-Or is the founder, running both front and backend operations in bringing the Food Protectors to you. Andy Sui runs legal operations and provides strategic planning. WK Chiu is the man behind much of our cool technologies for the container and the packaging.
Risks and challenges
For the past twelve years, our scientists have created many types of powders for many types of fruits and vegetables. Yet since June, we have been actively working on the Food Protectors’ all-inclusive powder that treats almost all fruits and vegetables.
Over the coming months, we will continue to add more and more fruits and vegetables to the treated list. However, this takes time and testing, as we use active ingredients that target the specific problems in the produce. This is not a risk, but our challenge in continuing to improve our product so that you can rip the benefits. We hope that even before our delivery we can add new fruits and vegetables for the Food Protectors to keep ripe.
Our main challenge is the movement to large-scale production. We have been working closely with our manufacturer of the containers, and have in place a lab to create the powder. Now we need to put them together and ensure quality control, so that you can have the best possible experience.
From the beginning of the campaign until every product is delivered, we will keep you updated with our progress. We will handle unexpected issues or delays with transparency, and will do our utmost best to answer all your questions and comments.
We are very excited to go through this journey with you, and bring you all a Protector to your kitchen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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