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Food supply chains

Technology helps consumers to get more engaged

COVID-19 got more people thinking about food supply chains than ever before, presenting a chance for consumers to push companies to illuminate the invisible parts. This can be done with existing technology such as blockchain, chemical footprinting and drones.

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Source: The Conversation
Sustainable crop production
Circular EconomyFood

Using old mattresses to grow vegetables

Over 1500 Syrian refugees use mattress foam and recycled cups to build a hydroponic farming system for growing herbs and vegetables. Using 70 to 80% less water than traditional methods, this system could help other communities in dry climates to farm sustainably.

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Source: World Economic Forum
To your health

3D-printing to reduce meat consumption

While interest is growing in meat alternatives, the challenge for such products is that their texture doesn’t resemble meat. A start-up firm in Israel is now using industrial-scale 3D-printing to produce a plant-based ‘alt-steak’ that has a structure and texture similar to a real steak.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Agriculture and food

Pathways and challenges to digitise agrifood

Achieving a food transformation by 2050 is not easy. The “Digitising Agrifood” report looks at the many ways in which digital technologies such as wireless connectivity, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and blockchain can come to the rescue.

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Source: Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition
COVID-19 food crisis

Ensuring access to seed for nutritious crops

Floods, drought, diseases and pests hurt current crops in Sub-Saharan Africa and disrupt seed supply for future harvests. As COVID-19 is dealing another blow to farmers, the big challenge will be to ensure they have access to quality seed for nutritious crops.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Food systems

Time to make them climate & pandemic proof

The combination of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate food security and farmers’ livelihoods. We therefore must shift towards ‘agroecological’ practices that work with nature instead of against it and protect farmers that face spiralling debt.

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Source: Climate Home News