🌽 HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL AFFECT WHERE CROPS ARE GROWN
Some farmers are now growing avocados in Sicily instead of wine. As seen in the opposite map, the place where each type of crop can be grown will be changing a lot in the next decades.
Beyond mitigation, climate change will also require a lot of adaptation when it comes to food.
🌬️ A NEW DEAL IN “AIR PROTEIN”
Novo Nutrients raised $4.7M for its technology converting carbon dioxide into proteins.
DigitalFoodLab: We are quite fond of this technology pioneered by startups such as Solar Foods and Air Protein. It faces technical (scaling) and economic (capturing carbon is easier said than done as it is a process that consumes a lot of energy itself) challenges.
However, we love the idea of killing two birds with one stone (pollution and the need for more non-animal proteins) in a very future-looking way.
🥏 DELIVERIES BY DRONES ARE WAY CHEAPER AND SPEEDIER THAN THOSE DONE BY CAR
With Manna’s delivery drones (one of our Europe top 50 most interesting FoodTech startups), delivery is speedier and cheaper than by those made by cars.
DigitalFoodLab: Even if this only applies at a very local level, the startup will expand nationally next year. We will finally see if drones can be an effective delivery solution at scale.
This could be a huge game-changer in the years to come. I can only appreciate the fact that (very rare instance) Europe is mentioned as forward-looking in terms of regulation.