There’s an alarming dichotomy around food and waste in the US and statistics show the problem is escalating year-on-year.
In 2018, one in seven Americans – around 50 million people – used food banks to avoid going hungry. In the same 12-month period, almost 40 percent of food in the US was wasted, with 35 million tons of fresh produce and pre-packed foods going straight to landfill, 90 percent of which was thrown away while it was still perfectly safe to eat.
Food Tech innovators are working harder than ever to reduce food waste across the supply chain, targeting processes that are ripe for reinvention. From 2016 to 2019, the number of waste-related applications across Rabobank’s innovation platforms FoodBytes! and TERRA has tripled, from 8 to 22 percent of total applications. This year, we’ve been able to see which trends are gaining the most traction, from farm to fork.
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