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Davos 2018: Technology Can Help Transform Our Food Systems — Just In Time

“Imagine a world where your smartphone could scan an avocado and provide real-time information on its freshness, nutritional content, its carbon footprint and where and how it was grown . . . where smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America could leverage the power of big data to produce the right quantity and quality of food for the market, thus earning more income to support their families? . . .

“These improvements are urgently needed in a food system that is failing to provide adequate nutrition to nearly half the world’s population. The rise of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies presents significant opportunities to transform food systems, enabling us to sustainably meet the dietary needs of 9 billion people by 2050.”

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