WHAT IS FOODTECH ?
Foodtech is the intersection of food and technology; the application and use of technology to improve agriculture and food production, the supply chain, the distribution channels and ultimately consumption.
Food innovation involves the design and development of new food products, the improvement or combination of existing food products, research into food trends and food management. These broad definitions cover a very wide field, from companies using science to improve the yields or composition of produce, to businesses working on reducing time to market and simplifying the supply chain, through to the online marketplaces, delivery services and in-house gadgets in the hands of the consumers.
The current food system doesn’t enable consumers to understand what it is they’re eating, and how that affects the planet. A couple of generations back we lost the connection between man and food, we moved into cities and we stopped being as engaged in food production anymore as we used to be.