Across the country, farmers are using AI tools to harvest exceptional crops and increase their yields with fewer resources. The processing power of AI offers faster—and sometimes cheaper—solutions for collecting and analyzing multiple sources of data that are also used to generate reports directly from the field.
The emergence and growth of digital grocers and online grocery shopping platforms are disrupting traditional supermarket business models and contributing to the decline of brick and mortar grocery stores. Predictive ordering algorithms are helping traditional and digital grocers to increase efficiency and reduce food waste, while direct-to-consumer shopping platforms and delivery services are opening up […]
New technologies are changing the way we eat, from image recognition apps that estimate nutrition content to automated food logs and fitness trackers. Researchers are also devising AI-powered tools to track and contain food poisoning outbreaks and identify sources of contamination. These advances are supporting improvements in public health overall.
“The decisions about how we grow food shouldn’t be dictated by technology” — Don Bustos, farmer Suspicious of “disruptive,” trendy technologies, Bustos would like to see technology support the life-blood of his community in Española, New Mexico.
“Affordable, accessible technology is critical for bringing healthy food incentives to scale” — Holly Parker, Fair Food Network Their “Double Up Food Bucks” program uses point-of-sale technologies to lower the cost of fresh food for low income families.
“If you’re a farmer, soil is like your bank account” — Amanda Ramcharan, Agricultural engineer She uses multispectral cameras attached to drones to collect data that can be used to look at a farm’s photosynthetic capacity and predict future soil health.