What’s the real carbon footprint of your food?

If you’re living in the UK, surely an apple imported from NZ has a bigger carbon footprint than one grown at home? Not necessarily, because factors at every stage of a food’s life cycle contribute to its overall carbon footprint, not just transport. Now, thanks to technology, measuring a food’s total carbon emissions is becoming easier, and carbon labelling is gathering momentum.

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Bees are the guardians of global food security performing 80 percent of all pollination worldwide, but a phenomenon called colony collapse disorder is seriously threatening their numbers and impacting food production. Startup BeeHero has developed a precision pollination service with in-hive sensors where machine learning algorithms report hive health to the beekeepers and farmers in real-time, thus increasing yields and significantly reducing issues with bee health.

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