Food shortages can be ended and trillions of dollars be saved by NASA technology

A timely solution can be generated by the technology used by NASA when the organizations are grappling to solve the resource shortage and wastage of food.
Hyperspectral imaging – is a kind of technology which makes use of images for measuring chemical information. It has been used by NASA for decades. Now, with the reduction of costs, this application has become widespread and influencing food sector industries.
ImpactVision in California makes use of this technology for helping the producers to conduct tests in a more accurate manner and thus manage their supply chains without wasting any food.
A wide scale of information can be assessed by using photographs about any food item which ranges from its ripeness to contamination presence. All these can be resolved without taking any samples for the process of probing those. Most traditional methods require the samples.
This technology lets the users be much more productive and answers the queries like how can this product be sorted, ripened and distributed according to its chemical composition and the shelf life.
Digital technology gets infused with supply chain and better decisions can be made early on and food waste can be reduced. Product recalls rejections can also be avoided and a better quality of products will be available to the customers.
It would mean big cost-savings for the producers of food and better quality of products. It would also provide a viable solution to the idea of rising global shortage of food.
The estimates state that almost one-third of all the food produced gets wasted which costs $1 trillion every year as per ImpactVision. Millions of people are going hungry every day and that would continue as the global population rises.
In the near future, a population size of 10 billion needs to be fed and that would be needed with lesser resources. The amount of land, energy and water that goes into the food system needs to be reduced and the supply chain needs to be improved.


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