By Justin Worland
July 15, 2015

A team of grad students has teamed up to fight world hunger by spraying nearly-expired produce and turning it into powder to extend its shelf life by two years.

The people behind the product, called FoPo Food Powder, say they will buy produce that can no longer be sold in stores and turn it into a freeze-dried product to be sold as a nutritious offering to consumers. Governments may also want to use the product for disaster relief or military operations, the creators say.

“[We are] not into using a new product or new technology, [but] creating value out of the inefficiency of the food system,” FoPo co-founder Gerald Marin told Mashable. “The innovation of our business is that we are getting the expired fruits and vegetables.”

Write to Justin Worland at justin.worland@time.com.

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