Industrial single kernel sorting for improved quality, food safety and sustainability
New approach | Our growing global population requires more food, but we have limited land available. Besides, the changing climate increases deviation of crop quality, leading to downgrades and threatening food safety and security. Optimizing the use of what is produced from our fields will be more and more important in the future, even crucial, from a sustainable and economic standpoint. The Swedish agri-tech company BoMill offers a new approach to grain sorting based on the individual kernels’ inner properties. The article presents the technology applied to malting barley or wheat and describes how such technology can benefit the malting and brewing supply chain, with a focus on expanding markets or areas that may not yet be fully structured to grow barley.