How Technology Has the Potential to Improve Our Food Systems

  Courtesy: World Economic Forum

Courtesy: World Economic Forum

Advancements in technology can facilitate a major change to the way our food system functions, ultimately improving the way food is produced and consumed.

Our current food system “is failing to provide adequate nutrition to nearly half the world’s population,” according to “World Economic Forum.”

Last month, this organization launched a report detailing how food system innovation is set to revolutionize the food industry.

Twelve emerging technology innovations were featured. These would affect positively the areas of sustainability, inclusivity, efficiency, and health impacts of food systems.

The report goes as far as calculating what is the necessary percentage of change that needs to occur in specific efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

An example to illustrate the impact if changes were to be implemented, suggests “if consumers chose to replace 10 to 15 percent of meat with alternative proteins by 2030, 5 to 10 percent of total land use for agriculture could be liberated for other uses— an area of land larger than Germany,” as reported by “Forbes.”

The report is centered around the goal of meeting the dietary needs of 9 billion people in a sustainable manner by 2050.

As a part of the food business ecosystem, do you see your business adopting major technology innovations in the next decade?

To learn more about technology innovations and more examples from the World Economic Forum report launched in Davos, read “Forbes.”