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GreenPod Labs is an India-based AgriTech startup that is focused on increasing the sustainability of food supplies by reducing post-harvest losses. Despite being the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables, India is plagued with the issue of losing 40% of them before they reach consumers.

GreenPod Labs has developed an active packaging sachet that uses natural plant extracts to activate the defense mechanism of fruits and vegetables. The sachets will release the active agents over the storage period to help delay the ripening process and microbial growth, extending the food’s shelf life.

The startup was founded by Deepak Rajmohan who previously worked as a Food Scientist at Danone US. He is passionate about working towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals of reducing food waste by 2030. GreenPod Labs hopes to play its part in enhancing global food security and reducing economic losses through food wastage.