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Food and Beverages | Monday, May 16, 2022

Sustainable food technology could help us get closer to that future, from how food is grown to distributed and packaged.

FREMONT, CA: Climate change is a major concern for farmers because of the intimate relationship between agricultural activities and natural circumstances. As a result, farmers turn to technological advancements to adapt as global temperatures rise and weather patterns grow more difficult to anticipate.

Farming

Some people are using modified greenhouses to shelter themselves from the weather and vertical Farming Systems for growing indoor veggies all year: Others employ "smart farming" techniques.

Help tackle climate-related difficulties, such as big data, the internet of things, and the cloud Farmers can gain information about soil quality and a head start on elements like temperature, water, light, and humidity by combining sensors with data analytics. For example, drones enable farmers to survey large land areas quickly and then utilize this enhanced data to optimize fertilizer levels.

Distribution

In recent years, it can assist in tracing the intricate and sometimes opaque route of items from farmers' fields to store shelves along the supply chain.

Provenance, a blockchain startup, has aided several food producers and merchants in their efforts to promote transparent, sustainable products. Provenance's technology, for example, has been used to track the movement of yellowfin and skipjack tuna fish in Indonesia as fisheries seek digital verification that their seafood is sustainably produced and free of forced labor in the supply chain. Similarly, one Canadian coffee company has used the platform to provide clients with a detailed perspective of the small-scale farmers that produce their product.

Packaging

The Food Business is Under Growing Scrutiny.

With big challenges like marine plastic waste making news, it is difficult to lessen the environmental impact of packaging. Moreover, it is difficult to find materials that can match the qualities that give plastics their economic advantages, such as food preservation and heat resistance.

Food producers, on the other hand, are evaluating potential alternative solutions. Plastics from Biomes

Is working on "natural plastics" as an alternative to traditional polymers generated from oil. Instead, natural ingredients such as potato starch, cellulose from trees and straw, and sugarcane are used to make these bioplastics.

Sustainable food technology can be used at important stages in the food cycle to help create a world with less hunger, more job possibilities, and more environmentally friendly processes.

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