A 2019 report published by ING’s Economics Department on technology in the food industry highlights how it is transforming the industry. The report discusses the driving forces behind ‘food tech’ and zooms in on the most promising applications of technology, including robotics, data technology, and novel processing techniques. The report emphasizes the importance of technology for manufacturers in producing more efficiently for a growing world population. Improving shelf life and food safety revolves around technology, and greater use of machines and software ensures affordability and consistent quality.
ING provides insight into how technology is transforming the food industry. From robotics to data technology to novel processing techniques, there are many promising applications that can help make our food system more efficient, sustainable, and healthy.