Sustainable Food Lab


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  • About iQVision

    Incorporated in July 2011, iQVision’s mission is to provide reliable, robust vision-inspection solutions to Australian manufacturing industries, by establishing, then automating, objective quality processes.

    iQVision is a Matthews-affiliated company and works closely with Matthews on integrated product identification projects where vision inspection is needed. It also operates directly with customers on vision-only projects.

    The company is developing and managing wide OEM and integration partner networks to supply the Australian and New Zealand markets.

    iQVision has a wide range of vision solutions for industrial applications. These solutions are specifically designed to suit your needs and processes, and to achieve effective and lean manufacture. Developments in the technology have now made it accessible to small and medium-sized businesses.

    iQVision delivers the best fit technology for your application and can help with:

    Understanding your production process, quality issues and defining the application
    Scoping the application and building the specifications
    Suggesting the right technology (hardware- cameras, lighting etc as well as software- firmware and controlling software)
    Building and commissioning the solution
    Supporting the solution

    Talk to us if you have an existing solution from Cognex, Datalogic, Dalsa, Omron or Sick that is not delivering the results you would like it to. We can help service or re-configure the system to increase your return on investment.
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  • This present issues has hit locations difficult because they are already vulnerable and have few working techniques.
    The problem is not just relevant to meals availability but the smaller part of the population’s capability to availability any available meals as they have just about used out all their means and working methods.Niger is the most affected country, with 6.4 million people suffering from meals absence risks due to a dreadful gather interval. The more vulnerable locations in Mali, Chad, Senegal and Mauritania are also sensation the effect of the issues.

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Sustainable Food Lab

  1. The Sustainable Food Lab bringing more sustainability into mainstream food systems
  2. 2000: 6 billion people
  3. 2050: 9.2 billion people
  4. Nitrogenous fertilizer has allowed food production to keep pace with population growth.
  5. But....
  6. 825 million people are seriously underfed.
  7. 825 million people are seriously underfed. Every five seconds, a child dies of hunger. source: FAO
  8. 825 million people are seriously underfed. 1970 2002 Per capita food production has increased everywhere -- except in sub-Saharan Africa. source: FAO
  9. We produce inexpensive food for the rich and expensive food for the poor. photo: swiatek wojtkowiak
  10. We produce inexpensive food for the rich and expensive food for the poor. Food Consumption to Total Consumption Ethiopia 53% Mexico 34% France 15% US 14% source: FAO photo: swiatek wojtkowiak
  11. Falling commodity prices put stress on farms and farmers.
  12. Falling commodity prices put stress on farms and farmers. Global Fertilizer Use 2000 1950
  13. We’re losing large numbers of farms.
  14. We’re losing large numbers of farms. % change in number of farm enterprises, European Union, 1982-1993 0 UK NL Spain Italy Ireland Greece France Germany Denmark Finland Austria Belgium Luxemborg Sweden -5 -9 -10 -10 -10 -13 -15 -16 -18 -20 -22 -23 -25 -26 -30 -30 -37 source: FAO -40
  15. And critical amounts of soil.
  16. And critical amounts of soil. Land area the size of China and India combined has been severely degraded in the last 60 years.
  17. The journey from farm to fork is contributing to global warming.
  18. some questions
  19. How will we manage the commons?
  20. How do we balance food mile concerns with poverty goals? UK 9.3 Kenya 0.2 Per Capita Carbon Emissions (tons/year)
  21. How will we allocate cropland to meet our food, feed, fuel, and fiber needs?
  22. How do we keep market forces from squeezing out the small producers?
  23. How do we make public food service a driver of sustainability and health?
  24. How do we make public food service a driver of sustainability and health? every One of three American children born in 2000 is expected diabetes in to develop their lifetime. source: CDC
  25. Is there a place for family farms in a world of globalization?
  26. How do we tackle these questions?
  27. together
  28. vision
  29. Enough food toto feedthe world. Enough food feed the world.
  30. Fair returns for farmers and farm workers.
  31. Increasing soil fertility.
  32. Abundant, clean water.
  33. Preservation of biodiversity.
  34. Protection of fragile fisheries.
  35. Energy production, consumption, and emissions that the world can sustain forever.
  36. Profitable businesses.
  37. process
  38. Food Lab members are encouraged to go deep to look for new solutions. let go U Theory act with new and Senge understanding observe Scharmer Jaworski Flowers retreat and reflect: allow inner knowing to emerge
  39. The U theory posits a new understanding of the world that no longer fragments the wisdom of the head, heart, and hand. Senge, Scharmer, Jaworski, Flowers, Presence
  40. Try to love the questions themselves.... Rilke
  41. a few initiatives
  42. Green Mountain Coffee and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) are measuring the impact of procurement specifications on poverty.
  43. Rome officials are sharing food purchasing guidelines with US schools.
  44. SYSCO and the IPM Institute have developed new standards for suppliers that are reducing the use of chemicals and natural resources.
  45. Standards and labeling of fish from Lake Victoria will improve lives in fishing villages around the lake.
  46. A Biofuels Team is developing standards for use by policy makers and investors.
  47. A coalition of large cities has agreed to work together on strategies for sustainability.
  48. The goal: find ways of working together so we can....
  49. turn small change....
  50. ....into big change.
  51. now blogging!