When it comes to the subject of food, technology is not always the initial thing that would come to a person’s mind. On the other hand, technology has revolutionized food production throughout the years. In fact, tech has been widely used in exploiting the benefits and advantages of Norwegian betakaroten and at the same time, in introducing new innovations in robotics, data as well as processing techniques of food production.
As per the report released by ING, technology is supporting manufacturers in producing with greater efficiency for the ever-growing world population. Right now, there are roughly 7.7 billion living souls and this means that there’s higher demand for food every year. By integrating technology in improving processing as well as packaging, it can help in extending the shelf life of foods and also, its safety.
Machineries and Robotics
Making use of machines in food industry is promoting the affordability and quality of foods. With its integration, machines can significantly help in driving down the cost of maintaining the freshness of foods while increasing productivity.
According to reports, the rise of robots in food industry is a clear and tangible example of food technology. Believe it or not, the number of robots used in European food industry has already surpassed the 30,000 mark while the number of robots per 10,000 staffs have rose from 62 to 84 in 2013 and 2017 accordingly. Despite the fact that Germany is the biggest market, robot density is still at its peak in countries like Italy, Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden.
The introduction of robots eliminates safety issues for more dangerous jobs in the industry, back in 2016, a tech company has released a program designed for butchering. By utilizing robots, it can cut more difficult meats and saving workers from possible injuries.
As a matter of fact, for the past several years, 3D printing has taken off in various industries and food industry is not an exemption. In fact, there have been countless applications for 3D printing food from NASA printing a pizza and even creating soft foods for people who can’t chew hard foods.
Literally, it opened new opportunities for innovation, being able to create new things that were deemed impossible before while maintaining food sustainability.