The need for reliable “sustainable food supply chains” is growing

The Covid pandemic and the current situation in Ukraine have highlighted the importance of long term reliable “sustainable food supply chains”. ALOJAS COO Janis Garancs talks about this and other food industry trends in the latest issue of the magazine Biologiski.

 

ALOJAS core value is sustainability, which drives all aspects of the company’s operations.  Purchasing of raw materials in the immediate vicinity of the factory, saving of energy and water resources and the development of new sustainable ingredient solutions are all proof that smarter, shorter and thus more sustainable supply chains are more planet-friendly and reliable always and even more in times turmoil.

 

Increasing awareness of the need for reliable “sustainable food supply chains” will drive rapid change in the food industry. For example, agriculture raw materials imported into Europe from another continent for processing may not be a feasible long-term solution, sourcing of local raw materials will likely become the norm when and where possible. Consumer awareness of where their food comes from and its environmental impact will drive the food industry to develop more sustainable food supply chains.

 

However, the drive for sustainable food supply chains by itself is not enough. As the demand for high quality plant-based food solutions grows, a rapid leap in food technology will also be required. Developing these new food technologies is constantly on the minds of ALOJAS process engineer and product developers. Sustainable Ingredients Solutions that do not complicate application process or compromise on taste, consistency and quality of the final product are the ultimate objective.  Using science to produce high quality sustainable products is the path chosen by ALOJAS, emphasizes the COO of the company.