Latest in Food

Image credit:

Sainsbury's teams up with Google to stop you wasting food

Matt Brian, @m4tt
06.05.14
51 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

It turns out that us Brits are a wasteful bunch. Studies suggest we're throwing out as much as £60 worth of food and drink each month when we could be putting it to better use. Instead of trying to convince you to head over to one of its stores to replenish your supplies, Sainsbury's has teamed up with Google to create a tool that provides suggestions on how to use the food you'd otherwise be chucking out. It's called Food Rescue, and Google plays a small but vital role in proceedings by lending the same voice-recognition tech that powers its search engine to the supermarket's new mobile and online tool. When you visit the website, you can say (or type) what foodstuffs you have an it'll find a range of recipes that use those ingredients. In a bid to get more people involved, the supermarket chain will record the weight of food rescued and calculate the money saved in each recipe. That information will then be added to a real-time leaderboard of top 'rescuers' across the UK. You say tomato, I say tomato, it'll still work the whole thing out.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
51 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Your Google Fit stats are now just a swipe away

Your Google Fit stats are now just a swipe away

View
Alphabet quits work on its energy-generating kites

Alphabet quits work on its energy-generating kites

View
Blue Apron considers selling itself as it bleeds customers

Blue Apron considers selling itself as it bleeds customers

View
The Galaxy Z Flip's hinge fibers aren't enough to keep dust out

The Galaxy Z Flip's hinge fibers aren't enough to keep dust out

View
Facebook's gigabit wireless rolls out in Puerto Rico

Facebook's gigabit wireless rolls out in Puerto Rico

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr