China online commerce giant Alibaba has predicted that the retail sector in China will see a boom in digitisation as well as a rise in healthy food options as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
Online ag-food supply-chain platform Lehe Food raised 400 million Yuan (US$56m) in its third round of funding, reflecting the rise of digital start-ups streamlining the journey from farm to fork.
Researchers are trialling a ‘food-personalisation’ patch that uses microsensors to sample interstitial tissue, ascertaining how specific foods impact the wearer’s blood-sugar levels – and how this varies, day to day.
Post-pandemic, Australia can build resiliency and attain global success by developing onshore manufacturing capability in collaborative industry-research hubs, argues David Chuter, CEO and managing director of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC.
China’s recent suspension of Australian meat exports highlights the need to improve supply-chain transparency and traceability, contends farmer and digital ag-tech entrepreneur Justin Webb in this opinion piece for AgFunder News.
The CRC Association’s directory of CRC and CRC-P responses to COVID-19 includes initiatives to speed recovery, build a more sustainable society and position us to respond effectively to future challenges.