FoodTech

Changing Our Food
Supply Chain
FoodTech
Our global food supply chain is inefficient in its current form. The processes around the growth, manufacture and distribution of produce are an unsustainable contributor to global warming. Not only are they unfit for scaling but the Covid-19 pandemic has also revealed how delicate this infrastructure is. The shutting of restaurants, cafes and other eateries alongside panic buying in some countries has led to the supply chain stalling.

With the world’s population expected to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, there is an urgent need to rethink every part of the agri-food supply chain from farm to fork to ensure no-one goes hungry – especially if another pandemic hits.

A huge challenge is food waste, with Asia responsible for more than half of the world’s unused produce. Not only is this unsustainable but it also has a damaging impact on our environment due to the greenhouse gas emissions its disposal creates.

Why do we care?

Technology has become a key ingredient in food production. From reducing and upcycling food waste, unlocking novel ingredients and food processing methods, to creating more sustainable plant-based alternatives, these innovations can help us tackle the imminent threat to global food security.
Food Security
Food Security
The climate crisis will aggravate food-supply issues, making populations increasingly vulnerable.
Enhanced Nutritional Value
Enhanced Nutritional Value
Creation of products aligned to customers values, inclusive of heightened health concerns.
Less Waste
Less Waste
New food processing methods will mean less wasted produce and greater sustainability around supply chains.
Higher Food Standards
Higher Food Standards
Tracing supply chain of produce from farm to fork can ensure greater consumer safety and higher food standards.
Offering Alternative Foods
Offering Alternative Foods
The development of new foods such as plant-based meats can help offer healthier alternatives to traditional ingredients.
Tailored Foods
Tailored Foods
Creating tailored foods to either meet specific dietary requirements or provide additional health benefits.