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10 Food Innovative Tech Startups to Watch in 2020

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We need 60% more food than we are currently producing today to feed the growing population which is estimated to be 9 billion by 2050. A food tech blogger from festamaurizio.it says that tech startups are growing tremendously because of the innovation in the other sectors of the society, the food industry was untouched before these 10 startups came and fulfilled the innovations we all are hoping to see.

1. Sugarlogix

Using yeast fermentation technology, Sugarlogix is transforming simple sugar into functional sugars that isolate the most nutritional qualities of human breast milk. Their goal is to create milk sugars that have no flavor but carry health benefits such as enhancing the immune system, promoting gut health, and reducing inflammation.

2. Miraculex

Miraculex is tackling the growing obesity problem in the United States by reducing, or perhaps eliminating, a large amount of sugar in our food and drinks today. Using plant and fermentation technology derived from exotic fruits and natural proteins, Miraculex is making food sweet without sugar or negative health impacts.

3. ImpactVision

ImpactVision has developed a non-invasive technology using image recognition and predictive learning to provide insight into the quality and characteristics of different foods such as freshness, shelf-life or contamination. ImpactVision’s technology allows producers to deliver consistent food quality and prevents supply chain waste.

4. SCiO

SCiO puts a lab in consumers hands and allows consumers to make smarter healthier decisions. SCiO is a micro-spectrometer that absorbs light reflected from an object, breaks it down into a spectrum, and analyzes it to determine the object’s chemical makeup. Allowing consumers to identify the chemical composition of food including nutritional info such as calories, carbohydrates, sugars, etc.

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5. Mimica

60% of the food people throw away in the UK is still fresh but has an expiration date that is too cautious. Mimica is developing smart labels on food packaging to let consumers know much more accurately how fresh their food is. If the label is smooth this indicates that the product is still fresh and helps you in tracking weight loss. The label will become bumpy a few hours before the product is not fresh anymore, helping people to waste less food and save money.

6. Winnow

Winnow is helping chefs turn their commercial kitchens into intelligent operations using smart meter technology attached to food waste bins. Their system provides real-time visibility and measurable data that allows chefs to easily identify ways to reduce food waste in their kitchen. How Winnow works:

  1. Food is thrown away as usual into Winnow smart meter technology bins.
  2. Winnow software will identify the type of food thrown away and at what stage in a simple touchscreen that is customized to the restaurant’s menu.
  3. Winnow creates real-time and daily reports that identify key opportunities to cut waste, tracks performance and places a value on items thrown away.

7. ReGrained

One-third of the food we produce in the world today is wasted, not including edible byproducts. ReGrained is a company founded based on the “edible upcycling” movement, that is to take what is left behind when making our favorite foods and creating a new product. ReGrained rescues the leftover grain from brewing beer to create their SuperGrain+ flour that is used to make every ReGrained granola bars.

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8. Foodfully

Every year Americans throw away more than 74 billion pounds of food, Foodfully is on a mission to eliminate household food waste. Foodfully has developed an app that can automatically track your food purchases by integrating into loyalty cards and/or accounts from numerous grocery stores. The app will show your purchased items and lets you know the freshness of these items. Foodfully will even send you a notification on your phone when your food is approaching spoilage and will recommend recipes prioritizing the food that will soon spoil.

9. Wasteless

Wasteless has developed a dynamic pricing software aimed at reducing food waste in supermarkets. Using electronic shelf labels, Wasteless solution offers supermarket customers different pricing based on product expiration dates. If a product will soon expire it will be cheaper compared to the same product that will expire at a later date. Consumers can enjoy cheaper prices, supermarkets can increase their bottom line, and the world benefits from a reduction in food waste.

10. Miyoko’s

Miyoko’s is on a mission to protect our planet by encouraging consumers to convert to vegan dairy products without having to sacrifice taste. Using traditional creamery cultures, age-old cheesemaking techniques, and modern technology, Miyoko’s is making 100% non-dairy products from organic plant-based ingredients.