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Technology's Role in Making Food Sector More Sustainable
The food and beverage enterprise operates hand in hand with technology working with manufacturers in persevering with the adventure toward sustainability within the industry.
FREMONT, CA: It is understood that the concept of sustainability is growing among consumers in both their attitudes and actions. Making environmentally friendly choices spans buying decisions, including personal care, household items, and foods and beverages. Reflecting this consumer commitment, enterprises invest in sustainability as a strong business focus. And technology has a key role in making the planet more sustainable for people. Here is how.
One change that has become more significant is sustainability – things cannot continue as they presently are. Data highlights that three-quarters of the public agree that future generations are in jeopardy if people do not change how they live in the next ten years. Food systems are especially complex and challenging from a sustainability perspective. For example, a third of all food produced for intake, around 1.3 billion tonnes, is wasted every year, emitting potent greenhouse gases.
Leveraging technology is more than deploying efficiency, mitigating operational costs, and evolving business faster. Building technology that assists in doing more for the planet is in everyone's self-interest. For example, some companies have partnered with Google Cloud to develop an item assortment recommendation that enables store directors to regulate levels needed and ordered for their stores. This has resulted in a more personalized selection at the store level, greatly decreasing the amount of produce wasted and ensuring customers have timely access to the required items.
People are using our AI to track food waste in cafes. Through using food in a more measured way, finding means to reimagine leftovers, and donating unused food. From fair working conditions to environmentally friendly supply chains and limiting harmful ingredients, sustainability factors affect nearly two-thirds of consumers' purchasing decisions. As consumers' awareness and concern around sustainability problems continue to grow, and they flex their spending power accordingly, retailers must ramp up their sustainability initiatives to remain competitive and meet consumer requirements and the planet's health.
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