The latest freeze-drying techniques mean food manufacturers can eliminate the cost and carbon footprint of transporting food by eliminating water content, while retaining flavour and nutrients.
The first UN Food Systems Summit on 23 September, livestreamed across the world, engaged more than 51,000 people from 193 countries and led to nearly 300 pledges to act. Watch all the sessions on demand.
Woolworths’ venture capital arm w23 is one of the backers in a bumper $4m funding round for Sydney-based premium proteins start-up Harvest B.
Growers investing in high-value crops such as saffron and vanilla, and in varieties bred for sustainability, are fuelling diversity in indoor cropping, found a panel of experts at the recent Indoor AgTech NYC Innovation Summit.
In Wageningen’s third Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge, international teams swill compete to grow the most profitable indoor lettuce crop from seed, entirely without human intervention.
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.
A seaweed-laced feed that curbs cows’ methane emissions by up to 99% is just one of the ‘green’ innovations at Pirie Meats’ new processing facility.
Increasingly, universities are picking up on the need for skills acquisiton in the alt-proteins space. From August, Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University will offer a two-year course exploring sustainable alternatives to conventional meat and key technologies in this emerging field.
China is boosting its resilience to supply-chain shocks by building high-tech vegetable-growing facilities close to cities across the nation.
As warmer night temperatures shrink strawberry size, farmers are losing out – but scientists are working on potential solutions.