AN app designed to reduce food waste by listing overstocked items in real time is ready to hit the shelves, thanks to a Dundee University student.

Foodito, a mobile-based app developed by second-year student Donavere Benjamin-Mohan (pictured right) and a team of fellow students from across the UK, could revolutionise supermarket shopping by informing customers when overstocked items go on sale.

However, the app could be resigned to the footnotes of history before it is launched if it does not pass an online vote by the public, the next step in the global start-up competition.

Competing against 52 other regions in the Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution, the 21-year-old from London said any votes cast before July 13 could help his team secure a spot at the ChangeNow Summit 2020 final in Paris.

Benjamin-Mohan said: “Supermarkets currently waste around 43 billion pounds worth of food every year, whilst at the same time around 36 million people each year die of starvation.

“Our app creates a radical, affordable, yet sustainable way of shopping to prevent food waste in supermarkets.”

Those who want to vote can do so at