United States Department of Agriculture Food Composition Databases makes an estimate of 30% of all food products in US are thrown away and this is due to an inefficient supply chain. British have combined robotics and Artificial Intelligence to digitize the field with aim to give the farmer information on their land, highlights the best areas to use, the best areas to rest and which plants to sow where and when. This existence of technology surely will reduce the amount of chemical used in arable farming with estimates of both chemical and energy usage reductions of around 90%.
The innovation that have been made for transit the foodstuffs, called smarter transit. A team of Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology have created and develop sensor for monitoring the state of fruit as it be transitted from farm to store. The sensor will record the experience of the fruit in pallet then provides feedback on the temperature in the fruit container. The best thing about the solution is, providing real-time data on the pallet for helping people make smarter logistics decisions. If the contents are ripening quicker than expected, that produce can be re-routed to a nearer store to retain a good shelf life.
Next, technology named Winnow was launched to help cut food waste in restaurants. How it is functioning? There is screen on the device that will show the weigh and the type of food waste they are throwing away. It is useful to chef to know the detail about the food waste so they will become more efficient in cutting down on waste.
Technology in reducing food waste is expected to grow widely over the time with more features available, more accurate data and more efficient system.
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