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Dec 9, 2020

IGS shortlisted in FoodTech 500

IGS has been named amongst the shortlisted companies in the 2020 FoodTech 500, compiled by Forward Fooding.

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Georgia Lea

IGS has been named amongst the shortlisted companies in the2020 FoodTech 500, compiled by Forward Fooding. The top 500 global companies have been selected from more than 2,000 applicants from more than 60 countries worldwide.

The FoodTech 500 is the first definitive list of the global entrepreneurial talent at the intersection between food, technology, and sustainability and recognises the innovation that is taking place across the sector. It considers both startup and scaleup companies that are acting as a force of good for creating a brighter future of food.

David Farquhar, IGS Chief Executive, commented: “As IGS continues to grow and expand, it’s a real honour to see our name recognised alongside some of the most influential and forward-thinking organisations in the world. We’re constantly striving for excellence, and having those efforts recognised on a global platform is testament to how hard our team works each and every day.”

In February 2021, Forward Fooding will unveil the rankings of all those included in the 2020 FoodTech 500 list, based on a number of different criteria including digital footprint and sustainability.

The full list of finalists is available here.

Value Optimisation
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Systems Thinking
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Innovation

At IGS, we believe that innovation is essential in agriculture, as in many other areas. A circular model must be one that we adopt more broadly, and our commitment to this is two-fold.

Sign-up below to learn more about how IGS has designed and developed a vertical farming platform to enable sustainable food production with alignment to the circular economy framework in part one. You will also seefor yourself how the engineering, supply chain management, and maintenance of the GTs aligns to circularity in part two.

Part one. How IGS’ Growth Towers enable sustainable farming and alignment to the circular economy

Recent research by the UN Environment Programme found that ‘countries are missing significant opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions’ and that ‘other actions in the food system, such as reducing food loss and waste, or shifting to more sustainable diets, are widely ignored’.

‍While many of us are aware of the impact of food miles and foodsrity, the UN believes policymakers need to address ‘food waste and a shift more plant-rich diets’.

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