How digital technology creates the potential for radical change in the grocery market – and the way state benefits are managed
Digital technologies create the potential for radical change in both the grocery market and the way state benefits are managed, says Mark Essex. Combining these two ideas could help improve the nation’s diet, cut public spending and food waste, and diminish the need for food banks.
In Britain, according to a 2015 House of Lords inquiry, we throw away 14m tonnes of food every year. Yet many
people don’t have enough to eat, and many food banks say they’re experiencing fast-rising demand. This is outrageous.
I think there is a way through this.