Foodtech

Upcycling food- a great investment opportunity (Pt 2)

(estimated reading time: 5 minutes) 

Introduction

Our last newsletter provided a holistic overview of food waste and the mismatch between funding and investment opportunities. Below are some of the highlights:

  • US spending on transporting, processing, and disposing of food waste: $200 billion
  • 20%: the amount of freshwater, cropland, and landfill volume consumed by food waste
  • The global food and vegetable market: worth $200 billion by 2020
  • Venture capital funding in food waste in 2016: $140 million (4% of 2016 AgTech raises)

Continue reading “Upcycling food- a great investment opportunity (Pt 2)”

Foodtech

How to feed 10 billion people? Upcycle food! (Pt 1)

(estimated reading time: 5 minutes) 

Introduction

The United States spend over $200 billion transporting, processing, and disposing of food waste – over 1% of GDP. Estimates vary, but the total amount of food wasted each year hovers between 30-40%, likely towards the upper end. Food waste consumes around 20% of fresh water, crop land, and landfill volume. Put simply, there is a lot of discarded, edible food (!). Continue reading “How to feed 10 billion people? Upcycle food! (Pt 1)”