A start-up that has Oprah Winfrey among its backers is offering a new way to let grocers know when produce will be past its peak.

Apeel Sciences, the agritech company that began nine years ago with a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is now valued at more than $1bn (R14bn), is moving into the next phase of founder James Rogers's vision to solve the $2.6-trillion problem of discarded food...

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