The food system presents innovative ways to attract investment and deliver growth. The University of Salford needed food sector specialists to help them with a report on High Tech Sustainable Food Growing Options for Manchester City Council.
FoodSync provided expertise on how high-tech food growing can fit with wider industrial goals; exploring the scale of industry operations, opportunities, engagement mechanisms, messaging and key bodies.
The project stimulated interest from high-street food retailers keen to ensure food security. The report highlighted the potential of hydroponic growing, for example, to help feed the population and key supermarket chains expressed receptiveness to this concept.
AT A GLANCE
This a project testimonial Commissioned by University of Salford as food sector specialists on a report for Manchester City Council on High Tech Sustainable Food Growing Options for the city. FoodSync provided expertise on how high-tech food growing can fit with wider industrial goals. This work aimed to explore the links between the food and drink industry and high tech food growing options in Manchester. It seeks to convey the scale of the industry operations, the opportunity, mechanisms of engagement and key messaging and links to key bodies that may have a shared interest in this space. The food system is highly complex which is a challenge but also presents a unique opportunity to look at innovative ways to attract investment and deliver growth to the region’s economy.
Dr Mike Hardman, School of Environment and Life Sciences, UOS
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