Cold chain: managing the global food bowl

pressJanuary 30, 2023

Cold chain: managing the global food bowl

BREDA, the Netherlands – Each year, an estimated 931 million tons of food is globally lost or wasted. According to Forbes, of that staggering number, 61% comes from households, 26% from food service and 13% from retail in high-income countries.

When we waste food, we also squander resources, including seeds and water for growing, fuel for transport, electricity for storage and labor. Food waste is also a significant factor in climate change. Rotting food In landfills produces methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas.

We have a problem. The bad news is that globally, roughly 14% of food produced is lost between harvest and retail. The good news? There’s plenty of room for improvement which NewCold is helping to drive.

New and emerging technology based on scientific data may offer a way to address these challenges. One solution is cold chain management, which combines hardware and software, allowing suppliers to track the journey of their products from source to store. When properly implemented, it can help reduce waste and improve quality control, all before the products ever make it onto store shelves. This is exactly how NewCold helps safely manage the global food bowl.

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