Next month, the world’s largest meal-kit company is opening a new 25,500sqm manufacturing and distribution complex near Melbourne. Reportedly the largest such facility in Australia, the new ‘Tuckerbox’ will exemplify sustainability.
China is boosting its resilience to supply-chain shocks by building high-tech vegetable-growing facilities close to cities across the nation.
Collingwood Children’s Farm has been reenvisaged and revitalised as a shining example of intensive small-scale urban agriculture. And it’s attracting more visitors than ever.
An investor-inspiring recent read from food-supply-chain technology specialists Culterra Capital delves into the important but oft-overlooked ‘in-between’ world of food supply-chain tech.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for shorter, more resilient supply chains and for diversified, fresh and locally-grown food, says a recent story in the Financial Times.
From community vegie gardens to vast vertical farms, city-based cropping ventures are proliferating as the coronavirus pandemic up-ends food supply chains and heightens food-security fears.
The supply-chain disruption precipitated by the pandemic shutdown may provide the motivation needed to reinvigorate urban agriculture, contends protected cropping expert Oula Ghannoum.
The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates how critical it is for major centres of population to have localised agri-food production sites, contends Joel Cuello, Professor of Biosystems Engineering at The University of Arizona.
In the quest to cut food miles, cover less costly acreage and leave ever-smaller carbon footprints, food businesses are innovating like there’s no tomorrow.