Access to fresh produce is and will continue to be an issue in the densely populated European cities. Due to the long and complex supply chain up to 40% of the products ends as waste and the nutrient value of the remaining ones is often degenerated at time of consumption. Vertical farming allows local and year-round production of fresh produce with more stable nutrient and shelf life values, while using significantly less environmental inputs. This activity will validate the impact of vertically farmed leafy greens on sustainability, shelf life and nutritional value. In co-creation with end-users of PlantLab’s first European farm in Amsterdam communication frames will be developed and tested to inform consumers about the impact. This will facilitate the expansion of twenty PlantLab farms by 2025, giving 50 million European consumers access to affordable, healthy products and achieving a reduction in 9.000 tons of waste, 62.000 tons CO2, 6,3 million m3 water and 300 hectare of land.
Impact on sustainability, shelf life and nutritional value by vertically farmed leafy greens via a new local supply chain
Access to fresh produce is and will continue to be an issue in the densely populated European cities. Due to the long and complex supply chain up to 40% of the products ends as waste and the nutrient value of the remaining ones is often degenerated at time of consumption.
Iodine (I) deficiency is the greatest single cause of preventable brain damage, resulting in impaired intellectual ability and reduced school/work performance globally.
Food safety is one of the major concerns in food production. Improving tracking & tracing especially for the management of food safety events can lead to a faster reaction time and elimination of potentially hazardous products, thus prevention of food borne illnesses and loss of lives.
Numerous food scandals in the past decade have opened the eyes of consumers in Europe on the prevalence of fraud in the food industry.
EIT Food hosts sustainable seafood panel at the Sustainable Foods Conference to support innovations in aquaculture.
In the past 40 years, childhood obesity has become one of our most serious public health challenges, and a recognised problem in every country in the world.