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Japan battles food waste in production with AI and weather data

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Japanese snacks at a supermarket: Businesses were responsible for 55% of the 6.43 million tons of food that went to waste in Japan during fiscal 2016.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese companies are tackling food waste at their production lines, using artificial intelligence and other technology to reduce the amount of food that never reaches consumers.

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