My Impact: Reducing Food Waste and Tackling World Hunger | Impact Vision | SU Ventures

My Impact: Reducing Food Waste and Tackling World Hunger | Impact Vision | SU Ventures


(dramatic classical music) – The problem with the food system today is that between 30 to 50% of the food produced globally is wasted. This is an enormous waste
of energy, resources, time. – If we could just reduce the amount of food waste by 25%, there would be enough food to
feed everyone on this planet. – So we really need to build a system that can increase the
yield that is being produced and deliver nutritious and affordable food to a rising population. We have the potential
with applying technology to make the system so much bettered. Impact Vision is taking
advanced imaging technology and applying it to the
huge problem of food waste. With hyperspectral imaging you will be able to see the equivalent of between 200 and 250 bands of color, acquiring information from across the electromagnetic spectrum. – Every object on this planet earth has a unique spectral fingerprint, just as you have a unique
fingerprint on your thumb. – And what we are really doing is providing rapid and
non-invasive mechanisms to assess food quality attributes during the production
process, in real-time. The possible applications of
this technology are endless. Any object that absorbs and reflects light can be measured in this way. For example, let’s look
at fruits and vegetables. Different fruits have different
amounts of sugar content. And sugar content is a strong
predictor for ripeness. So if you’re able to assess this early on in the production line, you can determine which avocados should be
shipped across the world, and which should be shipped
to the city next to you. – When we have democratized access to this hyperspectral imaging, people will be able with their smartphone or with their kitchen appliances, to understand if they
can eat the fruit or not. – We know that there are applications with fruit and vegetables, fish, dairy, and baked products. And our goal, and our vision, is to build the biggest spectral
database of food signatures so we can effectively
address waste and loss in these industries. – [Voiceover] Premiummeat.com.

2 Replies to “My Impact: Reducing Food Waste and Tackling World Hunger | Impact Vision | SU Ventures

  1. Anyone knows her contact? I'd like to interview her for my master research in Social Business 🙂 Thank you

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