AI can address food supply risks and protect the Earth

AI can address food supply risks and protect the Earth

It’s been a tumultuous year for Planet Earth with heatwaves, droughts, floods, and forest fires dominating headlines. Extreme weather-related events have increasingly become the norm and a landmark UN report out last week paints a stark picture of the risks...
Cervest – crop forecasting using AI for the greater good

Cervest – crop forecasting using AI for the greater good

A few weeks ago, I met up with Peter Wortsman, who is Chief Commercial Officer of Cervest, a genuinely interesting and unique new business, which is developing a “crop yield predictions platform” that is “automated, predictive and self-learning”. Wortsman himself has...
What do rising temperatures mean for F&B procurement?

What do rising temperatures mean for F&B procurement?

This summer has seen some of the hottest temperatures on record, underlining yet again the severe consequences of climate change. European vegetable producers have suffered from prolonged drought, with the sector reporting crop losses of up to 50%. In the UK, prices...