The top 3 FoodTech Trends to Spot in 2020

The following are the top Food Technology Trends in 2020. They are generally classified into 3 main categories.

Topics

  1. Reinventing Protein: from plant-based to insect alternatives
  2. ‘Farming and Big Data’: Minimising risks and optimising crops
  3. Waste Reduction: Upcycling food and waste management technology

1. Reinventing Protein: from plant-based to insect alternatives

Companies in the alternative protein industry receive a 269% increase in funding between 2016 and 2018. This can be seen through a screenshot from our Food Data Navigator showing the evolution of raised capital by 238 companies. Total amount invested between 2009 and 2018 is estimated at €1.8B.


2. ‘Farming and Big Data’: Minimising risks and optimising crops

A screenshot from our Food Data Navigator showing the evolution of the capital raised by companies working with farming technologies. Data is shown in millions of euros.


3. Waste Reduction: Upcycling food and waste management technology

A screenshot from our Food Data Navigator showing the evolution of the capital raised by companies working with food waste technology. Data is shown in millions of euros.

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Published by RenSun Lee

Kia ora! Sustainability is at the core of my soul ever since I was a kid. I always strive to finish the food on my plate and live as a minimalist. I love to cut down on waste in order to live sustainably and harmoniously with our planet. This brings me to my passion as a Food Scientist to integrate new technologies into innovative and creative solutions to meet customer demands and market trends and to optimize products and processes for quality, savings and sustainability. To these goals, I have published a Journal on my work on sustainable packaging and patented a new Antimicrobial wash. Nothing is more satisfying than working hard and smart at the workplace and playing hard outside of working hours. I enjoy rejuvenating myself through spending quality time with my two adorable kids and my awesome soul mate and getting close to nature when possible, be it gardening, tramping or going to the beach. I also love to learn about our magnificent universe and how sustainability is working in the grand scheme of things. I strongly believe that Work, Life & Balance is the key to a healthy state of mind, both physically and mentally. I look forward to making a positive difference wherever and whenever I can. Through this Blog, I hope to catalog recent Food Trends and Food Technologies that I come across so that anyone who is interested can have access to it (articles and resources). Please use these resources at your discretion. On top of that, I would also like to share related news and technologies of the future that would help mankind advance towards a Type 1 Civilization. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to share and contribute to the “Resources“. I would like to thank you in advance for dropping by. I sincerely hope that you can benefit from the recent Food Trends and Food Technologies I catalogued. Kind regards | Ngā mihi RenSun Lee

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