Food nourishes and sustains us. Every day, more than 2 billion people consume foods processed with Bühler equipment. Our innovations play a vital role in helping our customers produce safe, highquality foods with minimal waste and optimal efficiency. Safe food supplies support global health, national economies and trade, contribute to nutrition security, and underpin sustainable development. And let’s not forget: They also make us feel good.
Sorting to save lives
Contaminated food is a cause of over 200 diseases, and it leads to around one in 10 people falling ill each year, according to the World Health Organization. A common source of contamination of staple foods is naturally occurring mycotoxins produced by mold on grain. The mold thrives in warm, humid conditions − a problem that will only get worse with the effects of climate change.
Closing the protein gap
Textured thinking for tasty meat alternatives
By midway through this century, it is estimated that the world’s population will require an extra 265 million tons of protein. Developing sustainable alternative sources is vital to closing this gap. Meanwhile, around two-thirds of all vegetable proteins produced are fed to livestock such as cattle, pigs, and poultry. The transformation of plant protein
Fortify to flourish
Improving diets and tackling malnutrition
That well over 800 million people worldwide should still suffer from malnutrition this far into the 21st century is a stark statistic, but equally shocking is the issue of hidden hunger caused by deficiencies in vitamins and minerals.
Reduce, reuse, renew
Reducing energy and water use is vital to food security
A third of all food is wasted between the field and the table. A sad truth, but this doesn’t have to be the end of the story. Technology can contribute to the reduction of food waste, energy use, and water consumption. Bühler is committed to developing technologies that reduce waste and energy consumption by 30% by 2020, as well as methods to reduce water use in food processing.
Working to develop sustainable value chains
One of the key ways of ensuring sustainable food supply chains across emerging economies is by sharing valuable expertise. This enables countries to produce their own high-quality food, rather than importing goods while exporting their own raw materials. Bühler is committed to helping customers improve their productivity by training local operators.