Life extender

Don't toss your food just yet!

Did you know: some of our most commonly thrown foods could actually be rejuvenated with a few simple techniques? Click here to find out ways you can preserve food with science.

Let's join hands to become food innovators!

Share with us some of the ways you can make your food last longer!


  1. Download this document to your device and fill in the table. Click here if you need help downloading the document.

  2. Fill in the table with ideas for preserving the foods that you would normally toss out.

  3. Don't forget to share your finished work via our Competition Page! See the 'What to submit' section below for more info.

Life extender- How do you make your food last longer?

Here are some food preservation ideas!

Brown bananas: Make banana bread or chips, or peel and pop into a resealable bag to freeze for smoothies.

Wilted lettuce: Plunge into an ice bath and watch it get revived.

Stale bread: Tear into 1-inch pieces and toss with olive oil and a pinch of salt; toast in the oven until golden brown.

Pickle (almost) anything: slice your food (cucumber, cabbages) and whisk together with basic brine made of water, vinegar, sweetener and some garlic. Pack them in a jar and refrigerate until pickles taste sufficiently 'pickled'!

If you need inspiration, check out this video to learn more about pickling šŸ„’

Animation by Paisley Chiew, Monash Communication Design

Music by: Spirit of Africa by Purple Planet

Voice over by: Paisley Chiew

What to submit:

Submit a screenshot of your document or the document file to place an entry into the competition. Click here for more details.