Tech Tackles Food Waste

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Tech Tackles Food Waste

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4 ways tech is stepping in to tackle #foodwaste throughout the entire supply chain: http://bit.ly/2l3uWRV
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 7:30pm

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Many companies have begun addressing the glaring issue of food waste- from Whole Foods’ inclusion of misshapen produce to Starbucks’ employee initiated Foodshare Program. As waste continues to be a trending topic for many companies, consumers and restaurants, the tech industry has stepped in to offer new efficient ways of tackling the issue throughout all levels of the supply chain.

Whether it is the farmers producing too much, retailers overestimating their orders, or supermarkets rejecting produce based on aesthetics, food waste is present throughout the entire value chain. Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tons — gets lost or waste.  With increased access to smartphones and computers, tech may be one of the most effective solutions for all participants of the food supply chain as well as the catalyst to get unwanted food to those who really need it. 

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Keywords: Innovation & Technology | Environment | Innovation & Technology | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

CONTENT: Blog