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Jacob commented on Chrono Foods

Really interesting idea! I was just at a grocery store this morning that had a section for foods nearing their expiry date, and people were flocking to it, so there could definitely be interest. But I'm wondering if it might be a herculean task to constantly rearrange the items in the entire store. Do you have any ideas to do so efficiently and cost effectively?

Love this idea too! So a couple questions: does the barcode of a product contain its expiration date? To your knowledge, do any grocery stores currently associate purchase history with your membership number, and then let you view it online? That would be amazing so the user doesn't need to manually enter any data. 

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Jacob commented on The People Cold Chain

Thanks for the contribution Catalina! I'm wondering if we are talking about getting perishable food from grocery store to food bank (just point A to point B), would a human cold chain make more sense than a refrigerated truck? I did a quick search and found here (https://www.lafoodbank.org/get-help/programs-services/food-distribution/) that they have a refrigerated truck. But I really like the idea of a human cold chain and would be curious to know in which situations it does make sense (like when you are distributing from point A to many smaller places).