Food Chain Heroes
Here are 5 Pioneering Businesses Shaping the Future of Sustainable Food Chains...
We’ve become increasingly obsessed with the food chain and how it effects our environment. Helping businesses reshape our food system has become an important part of our work, which is not surprising, given that we’re called The Plant and so many of our clients are food businesses!
So, we’ve dived head first into the world of sustainable food chains. As more people look for eco-friendly options, some interesting businesses are making it happen. From farm to your plate, these unique companies are serving up solutions to our broken food chain. Let's take a look at five of them, reshaping the way we eat…
Rootwave is a technology company which uses electricity to kill weeds rather than chemical herbicides. While being the cheaper option it also supports nature's efforts to restore soil quality, protect water sources, and promote biodiversity.
You may have heard of hydroponics, now let me introduce you to aeroponics! In this new crop growing system the roots are suspended in air and misted with a water rich solution. With this method 60% less water is consumed compared to hydroponic systems and allows for 365 days of production a year.
Sea6Energy is mechanising tropical seaweed farming that boosts productivity, enabling cultivation in deeper waters and over larger ocean areas. This scalability turns seaweed farming into a sustainable, carbon-negative resource for various applications.
Established in 2011 by a team of scientists and environmental activists, Ynsect is at the forefront of a groundbreaking industry that harnesses the full potential of insects - in particular mealworms. They are leading the way in insect ingredient production for people, animals, and plants.
Notpla harnesses the incredible potential of brown seaweed, one of Earth's most abundant and sustainable resources, to create biodegradable food packaging. With the ability to grow up to 1 meter per day, brown seaweed requires no fresh water or fertilisers, and plays a crucial role in restoring our oceans.
These innovative businesses are spearheading change in the sustainable food sector. Their commitment to sustainability offers hope for a greener future. They have inspired us (and hopefully you too!) to rally and work together for a more sustainable food industry.