Food waste continues to be an insurmountable problem that occurs throughout the entire food supply chain. The numbers are alarming, and the future demand entails a major increase in food production.
Internet of Things solutions provides visibility from farm to fork, which leads to a better use of resources. And as a result, reduction in food waste. There are numerous solutions that can leverage on how the resources are used.
In each sector, the numbers differ, however the last mile (i.e. Households) accounts for the biggest percentage. It is imperative to integrate the available technology in solving this problem.
We, as human beings, need to be captivated by the opportunities that IoT brings along, and not solely focusing on the cool devices such as wearables, smart watches, and activity trackers. By having access to real-time data, we can make better decisions regarding the amount of food that we're going to waste.
It is estimated that by 2020, there will be roughly 26 billion connected devices, so why not make use of them to tackle this huge problem that food waste is.