AgriNovus AgBioscience Innovation Summit held last week largely focused on how technology can revolutionise agriculture.
This technology will enable farmers to meet challenging demands in the industry. According to Hoosier Ag Today, Aaron Rudberg said: “Things around natural organic, clean label, transparency in your food are trends that we do not see going away.”
“In many ways, this will allow farmers to grab more value in the chain,” he added. “Right now the farmers does not capture a lot of the food dollar yet they are the producer.”
In fact, state-of-the-art technology facilitates tracking of food from the farm where it was produced.
“As we have seen with the recent romaine outbreak and other food safety issues, the ability to track down a problem quickly is very difficult. Companies like Walmart are investing heavily in technology like blockchain and traceability. We believe that in 10 years we will be able to track most of our food back to the farm it came from.”