Sayurbox: Bringing fresh produce to city dwellers while empowering the farmers who harvest it

Sayurbox developed a same-day farm-to-table ecommerce app, handled 3X demand spike, doubled last-mile delivery speed, and launched a strategic plan to empower rural farmers with Google Maps Platform.

Results

  • Enables more delivery slots by reducing driver assignment planning from six hours to under 10 minutes
  • Frees up funds for app development by reducing cost-per-order by 25%
  • Brings new logistics capabilities that help make it possible to handle a 3X spike in demand

Across Indonesia, smallholder farmers in traditional ‘kampungs’, or villages, grow an astounding variety of premium produce from kale to papaya and avocados. Meanwhile, there’s also a surging urban middle class that is looking for healthier and more varied food choices. But what sounds like a recipe for growth and success is often held back by distribution hurdles. “Millions of smallholder farmers can’t take advantage of these opportunities,” according to the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development. “Farmers don’t have logistics infrastructure to sell directly to consumers, leading to multiple middle men, an inefficient supply chain, and high waste.”

宇宙食の開発・実用化 – 「月面等における長期滞在を支える高度資源循環型食料供給システムの開発」戦略プロジェクト

日本は、米国が提案する国際宇宙探査計画「アルテミス計画」への参加を表明しています。同計画に基づき人類が宇宙空間に長期滞在して活動するためには、それを支える宇宙食の開発、実用化が重要となります。現在、国際宇宙ステーション(ISS)においては地球で生産・加工された食品を運び込んで宇宙食として供給しています。一方、今後月面等において長期にわたって持続可能な有人宇宙活動を実現するためには、閉鎖空間での生活の質を飛躍的に高める食や、月面等での効率的な食料生産、資源再生技術が必要となります。

農林水産省 では「月面等における長期滞在を支える高度資源循環型食料供給システムの開発」戦略プロジェクトの実施研究機関等の公募(9月30日まで)をしています。また、9月10日(金)に本事業のWeb公募説明会を開催します。

Future Meat Technologies Launches World’s First Industrial Cultured Meat Production Facility

Company opens the first industrial cultured meat facility, with immediate outlook toward U.S. expansion.

REHOVOT, Israel, June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Future Meat Technologies, an industry-leading company developing innovative technology to produce cultured meat, has opened the world’s first industrial cultured meat facility. With the capability to produce 500 kilograms of cultured products a day, equivalent to 5,000 hamburgers, this facility makes scalable cell-based meat production a reality.

“This facility opening marks a huge step in Future Meat Technologies’ path to market, serving as a critical enabler to bring our products to shelves by 2022,” says Rom Kshuk, CEO of Future Meat Technologies. “Having a running industrial line accelerates key processes such as regulation and product development.”

Currently, the facility can produce cultured chicken, pork and lamb, without the use of animal serum or genetic modification (non-GMO) with the production of beef coming soon. Future Meat Technologies’ unique platform enables fast production cycles, about 20-times faster than traditional animal agriculture.

McDonald’s to debut ‘McPlant’ in 2021, Beyond Meat says co-created patty

Burger chain McDonald’s Corp MCD.N on Monday decided to debut a line of plant-based meat alternatives called “McPlant” in 2021, including a patty that Beyond Meat subsequently said it helped co-create.

“Beyond Meat and McDonald’s co-created the plant-based patty which will be available as part of their McPlant platform,” a Beyond Meat spokesperson said in an email.

Shares of Beyond Meat initially fell as much as 8% after McDonald’s announcement, but recovered to end 4% lower after the plant-based meat company said it had a role in creating the McPlant patty. It did not provide additional details.

Apparently, Food Scented Face Masks Are A Trend This Week

As the COVID-19 pandemic has gone on, plenty of companies have created branded face masks as a way to promote their image.

This week, however, multiple companies took it a step further and added food scents to their face masks, adding concealed aromas that mimic some of our favorite foods.

Jack in the Box, for example, is promoting a new plant-based “Unchicken Sandwich” by distributing a chicken-scented face mask. The mask produces the scent of fried chicken, since the sandwich they’re making is supposed to be a substitute for poultry.