FREMONT, CA: The combination of technology and food industry is one of the rarest alliances formed. To serve a population of about 7.5 billion people in the world is not a cakewalk, but involving technologies in the service can lighten the pressure.
The aim of using machines in the food industry is to check the quality of the product and keep it cost-effective. Various countries have witnessed an upswing in the use of robotics in the industry, which increases production significantly, and few have utilized the droid in minimizing the safety issues of their employees.
In the recent past, the food industry has seen massive growth in 3D printing. 3D printing unleashes the creative minds to come up with different innovative ideas keeping intact the food processing and its sustainability.
Satellite farming has been extensively used in mingling food industry and technology. The drones that are used in the fields—not to sack the work of a farmer but to help him increase the production—function through GPS trackers. The technology lends a hand in locating and identifying the damaged crops to cut down the percentage of losses.
As customers today have become conscious about what they eat, technology-driven companies give them food packages labeled with the ingredients of the food they consume. In the digitalized world, companies avoid mistakes caused by manual errors and utilize machinery to replace hand-made packaging as a means of maintaining uniformity and hygiene. Big companies are seen utilizing machines to prevent the environment with the “Go Green” drive and use other materials for packaging, which are the substitutes of plastic.
To reduce and handle the amount of waste that is accumulated by the excessive production of food, technology has created several apps to check the numbers. With the help of the application, companies can keep a track on their savings and narrow down the cumulative waste.
The blend of the food industry and technology has brought incredible developments in solving world hunger and managing waste control.