Small Farms Are Staying in Business Because of These CropMobsters

Written by Joshua O’Connor and Monica Humphries

40 percent of food that’s grown in the United States is wasted. Meet CropMobster, the online platform that’s connecting farmers to potential buyers.

In the United States, 96 percent of farms are family-owned. And despite an increase in hunger worldwide, one-third of the food grown by farmers never makes it from farm to table.

Nick Papadopoulos, CropMobster’s CEO, uses technology to help eliminate food waste and empower local farmers.

An online platform called CropMobster allows farmers and buyers to exchange products that would otherwise end up in landfills. When a farmer has a surplus of food to sell or donate, an online network is notified, and a buyer can purchase goods directly from each farm.

This supports local farmers, who often can’t sell enough of their products to stay in business. To date, the organization has saved a million servings of food from ending up in a landfill.

To learn more about CropMobster, watch the video above.

This post originally appeared on NationSwell.

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