From Fruit Farm to Frutem – The Story of Frutem #1

From Fruit Farm to Frutem – The Story of Frutem #1

I grew up on a fruit and macadamia nut farm in Africa. My youth was spent surrounded by fruit and nuts, earning pocket money by helping out in my father’s fruit concentrate factory and picking avocados. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that I ended up following a...
Vertical Farms run by Robots: The Future of Indoor Agriculture

Vertical Farms run by Robots: The Future of Indoor Agriculture

Back in the good old days, farming was easy. Throw some seeds in the ground, keep it watered, pray to your preferred deity to spare your crops from pestilence and wait for harvest season. But with the global population closing in on 7 billion mouths to feed, humanity...
Can Virtual Reality Make Food Taste Better?

Can Virtual Reality Make Food Taste Better?

A Cornell University study has shown that even VR environments can change our perception of taste. If you order a lasagne while dining al fresco in Italy, it’s probably going to seem to taste better than eating an identical lasagne on a plastic tray in a...
6 Technologies That Could Shake The Food World

6 Technologies That Could Shake The Food World

Printed meals, edible bar codes and facial-recognition technology for cows, a machine that prints chicken nuggets, fake shrimp made out of algae and edible coverings that keep fruit fresh are among the innovations transforming the food industry. These inventions...
Africa Will Soon Lead the World in Sustainable Agriculture

Africa Will Soon Lead the World in Sustainable Agriculture

At the Africa Green Revolution Forum recently held in Rwanda, leaders from government, business, civil society, and farmers discussed ways to advance resilient and sustainable agriculture that will feed 1 billion people in sub-Saharan Africa today, and more than 2...
Fighting Food Waste: The Case for Doggy Bags

Fighting Food Waste: The Case for Doggy Bags

In an attempt to reach their goal of cutting food waste in half by 2025, French lawmakers have recently proposed the idea of making doggy bags obligatory in all restaurants to encourage diners to reduce the amount of food they leave behind when they eat out. With the...
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