If all goes according to plan, the customisable electric utility-vehicle platform US-based, Amazon-backed automotive start-up Rivian is creating could be a game-changer for food supply chains worldwide.
This video highlights some of the high-tech commercial vertical-farming operations supplying fresh greens to cities across the world – and some of the big-name investors backing them.
Keen to become a zero-waste operation, Australia’s largest commercial cumquat growers began processing on-farm. Now, they don’t just sell fresh cumquats; they use every part of the fruit bar its seeds to create high-value gourmet products.
Roger Van Hoesel, Managing Director of renowned Dutch agrifood cluster Foodvalley NL, delivers this informative lecture on how successful clusters in the agrifood space can contribute in crisis situations.
Networks of mycelial filaments can mimic the texture of meat, minus animal protein’s outsized carbon footprint, argues this WIRED story on the future of fungi as convincing – and sustainable – meat substitute.
In a food-insecure future of climatic extremes, sustainable crops with high nutritional and market value are the ones we will likely turn to. And according to recent research, macadamias are up there with the best of them.
The supply-chain disruption precipitated by the pandemic shutdown may provide the motivation needed to reinvigorate urban agriculture, contends protected cropping expert Oula Ghannoum.
Feeding a post-pandemic world without destroying it requires rethinking our food production systems, re-evaluating the economics of overconsumption and facing up to the real costs of food waste, contends GIFT CEO Chandran Nair.
Fresh Local Produce of Ohio is reaping the benefits of its automated production system, with huge demand for its pre-packed salads in the COVID-19 shutdown.
Global malt-product supplier Muntons has invested in a novel closed-loop solution to shrink its carbon footprint, turning waste into biofertiliser for its barley suppliers and green power for itself.