As published on NutritionInsight.
Innovation is key to providing affordable, nutritious foods to lower-income consumers, a currently underserved segment in need of industry attention. This growing industry spotlight will not only provide millions of consumers around the globe with the much-needed means to fight malnutrition, but also present the industry with an array of business opportunities. This is according to Kamel Chida, Deputy Director of Private Sector Partnerships at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, speaking at Future Food-Tech in London last week. The summit brought together start-ups, academics and food and beverage industry leaders to discuss the role of disruptive technologies in facing the key bottlenecks and opportunities in the world of food and beverages.
Chida’s remarks follow the release of a report last week by the Institute for the Future and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, entitled Good Food is Good Business, which encapsulates strategies for food companies to combine emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and synthetic biology, with established production strategies and traditional food wisdom to produce affordable, nutritious food.
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