Illustration Photo: Brazilian company BB Grupo offers products molded from recycled plastic blended with coconut husks discarded from the food industry, waste wood shavings from the furniture industry, and upcycled plastics from the interiors of Tetra Pak packaging. (credits: Inhabitat / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Photo: Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries, inaugurated the first Mega Food Park in the state of Maharashtra, India (credit: Press Information Bureau, Government of India)
Illustration Photo: The MELiSSA project (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative) is investigating ways of producing food, water and oxygen on long manned space missions with limited supplies. The goal is to support the human exploration of the Solar System, as well as meeting pressing challenges on Earth. Copyright SCK·CEN.
Illustration Photo: The Aquabyte camera and dashboard. Aquabyte builds computer vision and machine learning algorithms that help fish farmers manage their operations better. (credit: Aquabyte https://www.aquabyte.no)
Illustration Photo: Worker canning sweet corn at Pratibha Foods Processing Unit in Sonipat District, Haryana, India (credits: Katrin Park / International Food Policy Research Institute / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Illustration Photo: Spice Value Chain Development in India. The production line facility at the Akay Flavors and Aromatics Pvt. Ltd. in Ambunad, Cochin, India. (credits: Asian Development Bank / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Illustration Photo: Jumbo Chicken Tenders also called Chicken Fingers or Chicken Strips, these awesome pieces of chicken breast are the juiciest white meat. (credits: Artizone / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Illustration Photo: AstroPlant is a plant lab fitted with sensors that track the entire growth cycle. Air and water temperature, humidity levels and leaf temperature, among other statistics, are uploaded via an app along with other user-collected data. The MELiSSA team then analyses the crop data for space farming potential. (credits: ESA-M. Cowan / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))
Illustration Photo: A shopper examines a package of meat in a grocery store for freshness. Consumers consider bright-red beef or bright-pink pork as a mark of freshness and quality. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed models using Vis/NIR technology that allows companies to identify beef and pork suitable for retail markets. (credits: USDA photo by Stephen Ausmus / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))
Illustration Photo: A group of the world's leading retailers and food companies are working with IBM to explore how blockchain technology can be used to make the food supply chain safer. Blockchain technology can be used to improve food traceability by providing trusted information on the origin and state of food. Pictured is a crate of oranges being scanned as part of a food safety blockchain. (credits: Connie Zhou for IBM / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Illustration Photo: Nico Kläber takes the marriage of science and cooking to a new level with “Moléculaire”, the 3D molecular food printer. Moléculaire is influenced by chefs that scientifically and painstakingly experiment with food and food states to surprise and provoke fresh ideas in cooking. Kläber recognizes that this approach, as it currently exists, requires great skill, time and knowledge. The Moléculaire simplifies the process and acts as a cnc (computer numerical control) food printer for both professional and domestic kitchens. It autonomously prepares basic and otherwise difficult to create two and three dimensional parts of meals. It works with a layer by layer printing process using small particles from diverse ingredients. This provides simplicity, accuracy, repeatability and, of course, great tasting food! (credits: Electrolux Design Lab / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))
The Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal addressing at the National Conference on Spurring, Financing & Investments in the Food Processing Sector, in New Delhi on December 18, 2014. (credit: Press Information Bureau, India)
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi unveiling the plaque to inaugurate the India Food Park, at Tumkur, in Karnataka on September 24, 2014. The Governor of Karnataka, Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Siddaramaiah and the Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal are also seen.