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Future of Food & Beverage

Nov, 2017
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Summary

From the farm to the fridge, technology such as AI and smart packaging promises to revolutionise the global food industry. The productivity boost is much-needed - the expanding global middle class is demanding a better diet and conventional agriculture will struggle to deliver it. Meanwhile consumers in the most developed economies are demanding ever-more convenience.

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Diets are changing as millions of consumers in Asia and Africa join the global middle class. Their governments are subsiding agriculture to boost production while the US and Europe are trying to cut farm payments as they seek to reduce government deficits.