We live in a world that is constantly dealing with the global problem of food spoilage. Over 800 million people on the planet go hungry due to shortage of food supply. Kativa Shukla is the CEO of Fenugreen and inventor of FreshPaper, a simple remedy to food spoilage.
Research shows that farmers around the world are harvesting enough food to feed the planet but over 25% of the food harvested is lost to food spoilage, contributing to the shortage of global food supply. Over a billion people around the world still live without refrigeration, further contributing to the global problem of food spoilage.
Kativa Shukla started her experiment after a visit to her grandmother in India; having been warned by her mum to avoid drinking tap water on her visit, her grandmother helped her stave off stomach upset on the visit with some homemade herbal mixtures which included fenugreek. Kativa returned to the states after the holiday, with some of the herbs, having staved off an upset stomach.
After years of Research and Development on similar mixtures, Kativa found a way to put the purifying and preservative herbal mixtures that she had be researching on paper, which eventually turned out to be a great innovation, currently tackling the worlds problem of food spoilage today. This invention ultimately led to a patent, which she called FreshPaper; a simple remedy to food spoilage, helping farmers and grocers, preserve fresh farm produce. FreshPaper is now sold everywhere from Walmart to Whole Foods and used in over 35 countries around the world.
Kavita holds four patents, and her unique innovation has earned her several international honors as an inventor, designer, and entrepreneur, including the INDEX: Design to Improve Life Award – the world’s largest prize for design. She holds a BA from Harvard University and her work has been featured by international worldwide media. She has also been featured as one of the “7 Entrepreneurs Changing the World”