As a middle schooler, Kavita Shukla accidentally drank tap water while visiting her grandmother in India. To keep her from getting sick, her grandmother gave her a home remedy that had been used in her family for generations -- a mixture of herbs and spices, and the seeds of invention were planted. After years of research and development (starting with a middle school science project), she discovered a new application of her grandmother's generations-old home remedy - FreshPaper, a remarkably effective way to keep food fresh!
FreshPaper is a simple piece of paper that keeps fruits & veggies fresh for 2-4 times longer, organically. Often described as a "dryer sheet for produce," one small (5" x 5") FreshPaper sheet can simply be dropped into a fridge drawer, carton, bag, or container filled with produce. FreshPaper is infused with organic spices and has a distinctive maple-like scent that signals that the paper is active. Biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable and made in the USA, this award-winning innovation has received international recognition for its potential to change how the world keeps its food fresh.
The FRESHGLOW Co. is a social enterprise addressing the enormous, yet often overlooked, global challenge of food spoilage. (Twenty-five percent of the world’s food supply is lost to spoilage each year, resulting in massive energy and resource waste.) They sell FreshPaper to help make it available to those who need it most. The FRESHGLOW Co. will be launching its "Get One, Give One" program this holiday season, where for every FreshPaper pack purchased, a pack will be donated to a local food bank. The FRESHGLOW Co.'s mission is to improve access to fresh, healthy food, and boost the lives of farmers and communities worldwide.