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One scientist’s solution to our plastic problem: Eat it

At Oregon State University, Yanyun Zhao has developed an edible coating for fruits and vegetables. (Photo by Ken Christensen/KCTS 9)

A scientist at Oregon State University is developing edible food packing as well as edible coating for fruits and vegetables. Her goals: reduce plastic waste and keep food fresher longer. In this debut episode of ReInventors, host Katie Herzog visits Yanyun Zhao in her lab for a taste test.

ReInventors is produced by KCTS 9 and PBS Digital Studios. Each episode features scientists, inventors and tinkerers who are reimagining the basic elements of our everyday lives.

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One scientist’s solution to our plastic problem: Eat it