Posts made in December, 2014

How technology can prevent food loss in developing countries

Up to 40% of food produced in the developing world is wasted before it reaches the market, according to figures from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). With three billion middle class consumers expected by 2030, the majority in developing countries, tackling this challenge is no small feat, particularly as rising affluence in urban areas is likely to trigger a growing demand for richer diets and more complex supply chains. Lack of access to cold chain technology and reliable energy sources are the major reasons for crops perishing post harvest, research by Nottingham...

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