One-third of the world’s food goes to waste. Which means all the water, energy and greenhouse gases used to produce that food are wasted with it, making the food industry one of the biggest contributors to climate change.
This is an issue with a $990 billion price tag for the food industry and an even bigger one for the planet. And with the world population expected to grow to 10 billion people by mid-century, the costs will only increase. It’s an insanely complex problem, but they believe the solution is simple Economics 101: supply and demand.
What if they could eliminate waste by better balancing the supply and demand of food? On-demand delivery is changing the landscape for food brands, creating a massive opportunity: data. Zume uses real-time food consumption data and predictive analytics to help food companies better predict demand, connect it with production and drive better resource decisions down the food supply chain. Their technology harnesses that data and gives it purpose by allowing any food company to tap into their infrastructure.
They call it a sustainability fabric because it weaves all the pieces of the food system together in a way that’s better for business and their planet. The health and well-being of people and their planet is dependent upon sustainably feeding that population with wholesome, affordable food on a global scale. Zume is meeting this challenge with an end-to-end, scalable platform that reduces the time and distance between clean food sources and dense population centers, using cutting-edge automation and transportation logistics. By developing better tools and processes, they can feed people healthier, sustainably-grown food, delivered fresh and free from chemical stabilization.