100% usability of food ingredient, develop the ultimate distribution and food networks, leaving no waste behind
We will use all 100% components of food ingredients, everything will be useful and be beneficial, and we can make networks to distribute.
Lead Applicant Organization Name
CV. Grow N Luck
Lead Applicant Organization Type
If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.
Website of Legally Registered Entity
I do not have a website but Finix76 has www.finix76.tech
How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?
Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?
Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?
Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?
Central Java, a province in an Island of Indonesia, covers a total area of 32,801 km²
What country is your selected Place located in?
Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.
Our family has lived in this area for almost 18 years. It provides us shelter, a living, and also energy source for us to consume, which is food. Central Java is a very crowded place, stating the fact that Java is one of the most crowded island in the world. But we actually became very much comfortable. It’s all about the welcoming presence and ambiance that this area has to offer to our family. We select Central Java because it has so many potentials, we could develop new ideas and help the society to have a better concept of futuristic food in the future, and to consume them as well. Our home city, Semarang is full of adventurous and open minded people, ready to have a significant change in their lives. People here loves being challenged and if we give them our future food's vision, they will be intrigued.
Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.
Central Java is known as the heart of Javanese culture, and that means a lot since Java has a lot of culture and traditions. It consists of 5 residencies; Semarang, Pati, Kedu, Banyumas, and Pekalongan. Semarang is the capital of Central Java region. Being in the country of Indonesia, it has 2 seasons, rainy and dry seasons. The temperature varied but rarely extreme, usually it's either warm or cool.
Our main industries includes Agriculture , Manufacturing industries , and trading. Having said that, Central Java is quite a busy area, but it's still somehow doesn't fully reach at the peak of its potential, at least not yet.
Many people here are hoping that we can live with hygiene, and in order to do that we need to control our disposal and our habits of throwing away waste arbitrarily.
What is the approximate size of your Place, in square kilometers? (New question, not required)
What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?
Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.
A. The current challenges:
People still wastes food, even though some components or the remaining remnants still could be used in many other stores, factories, or even other people would be needing it. Now, of course our goal is to make people notice these habits. The challenge is that we would need a lot of effort and we need to find a way to help people understand and realize how many food material that they have been wasting in the most efficient way possible.
B. The future challenges:
After educating the people, we might need the finest form of network to continuously distribute the unused food material from place to place. Some areas might be somehow hindered or having problem in transferring efficiently. We also need people to notice straight away, so that the unused food material would not went bad. The exact amount of unused food would also be tracked, so that the necessity of every stores, factories would be fulfilled. Their dependence on these systems instead of implementing the usual buying all the stuff that they need might also be a problem when the supply did not match their expectations and demands. For example a pet factory require 40 tons of chicken bones, and they choose the option of receiving the bones from domestic waste, people houses. And turns out they only receive 20 tons of it, that may by cause of or can lead to miscommunication, poor distribution, and improper decisions.
Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.
A. How to address the current challenges:
We need to find a way of informing the people on how to isolate the discarded remnants of the food material from their used one. We do not want any contamination that can lead to unhygienic kitchen. And again our main focus is to let people realize how many still useful content of food that they have been wasting for their entire life. We will be building platform, or website, or perhaps a unit of communication, and if it were needed, perhaps an app to educate these people. They also need to know which companies would be needing the material, or perhaps they should know what food dishes that can be made using someone else's that probably isn't going to be needed by them. All of these are the key to developing our vision.
B. How to address the future challenges:
With the help of start up builders and food scientists, we can make an app to sort things, to let people know what the unused part of the food can be used in other people houses or factories. We will give them insight of the amount of material that will be needed each year. How do we know? By letting people into signing our apps, the factories and stores would write and inform what they need for a particular time, and publish it. In return people from individual houses can transfer their food waste to the stores and factories right away. How do we transfer them? In our apps we could use the system of sending all types of food using delivery services, and the driver income would come from the delivery fees, coming from the factories. If the amount of food material exceeded the stores expectations or satisfaction, the individual houses can also be transferred some amount of profit.
High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.
Obviously it would completely change the habits of people all around us, from throwing their no longer to be used food materials to trash, into saving and transferring them into stores, factories, or even different houses. In the other hand, all sorts of factories would not be needing to find and search for the source they are looking for. It will also provide a new jobs opportunity, for the distribution part of the system.
The lives of the individuals would also be changed, maybe perhaps they don't need to go to the supermarket and instead, they could use our apps to search and order for what might be needed.
If this concept has been done for years, our hope would be food waste would no longer exists, because we will be using 100% the amount of food material, therefore contributing to save the environment. In our vision, this surely should be implemented to our whole country or perhaps even the whole world.
Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?
The island of Java is actually an ideal place to live. It has ocean in the northern territory. In the middle we have mountains, rice fields everywhere, and fruits and vegetable crops are flourishing. There are also aquaculture, and livestock of chickens, cattle, goats, and many more.
In an attempt to double our resources to feed our growing population, we tend to do efforts that are actually making some bad impacts to the environments. For example, we wanted to open area to grow cattle. that would mean we need to possibly alter the ecological community. Even worse, cows produce dangerous gas called methane. 90 to 95 percent of the methane released by cows comes out of their mouths, while 5 to 10 percent is released in the form of manure and flatulence.
These are no good news, what we wanted was to double our income, economic value, but instead we are damaging the environments. If methane leaks into the air before being used, it absorbs the sun's heat, warming the atmosphere. For this reason, it's considered a greenhouse gas, like carbon dioxide.
What good is it if we always try to multiply and multiply our resources, if it were only to be used about 50%? Just think about it, the beef that we consume everyday came from a whole animal, the chicken wings and chicken breasts that we love to order at our restaurants also came from one whole animals. Let's say everyday our residence consumes about 3000 chicken wings and breasts, where the rest would go? The bones, feathers, and other parts that we usually don't need anymore? Exactly we throw them away.
Again, what is the point of doubling and multiplying our resources if we never use it completely? What about the other half of the chicken? That's why we think that it's the time to actually fix the problem here.
Using our apps by collaborating with start up builders, we are able to continuously make new researches and innovations of how we could use every single part of a food ingredients. How to use 100% of it. If it worked we could also apply this not just to our residence, but also possibly to the whole world. Think of how many food materials that we could have saved. And we would no longer need to think about feeding the mouth of 10 billion people in the world.
About how we can intersect and align all of these with a complete understanding of policy, economics, and such must require further studies and researches. We would be needing more time to evaluate.
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