Food safety & more: Food processing equipment maker Bühler is using IoT, ML and AI to cut energy consumption and food waste — all while making foods safer to eat.
Switzerland-based Bühler has launched LumoVision, a digital sorting machine connected to Bühler’s Insights that pairs Microsoft cloud technology, including IoT and AI, with ultraviolet light to identify harmful toxins in harvested grains and cut food waste.
In his Microsoft Ignite keynote, Satya Nadella shared part two of the Bühler story, highlighting how Bühler is integrating blockchain technology into its platform to help grain, flour, rice and corn millers track crops and grains from the field to food processing mills and, ultimately, to grocery stores.
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The actual goal should be fixing that 30% waste. Which is not the same as reducing 30% resource use. By far.
Reducing energy use by 30% removes only 9% energy waste through food waste. (And 9% water waste, also.)
Still a far better solution than anything I could bring into effect though. Thank you.
My simplistic calculation in Excel:
Energy in Energy waste
Actual reduction in energy waste: 9% only. Even though you reduced energy use by 30%, you only fixed 9% of the "problem"... And food waste — the actual problem — remains 30% by the way.
Look at it the other way: They fixed an impressive 9% of the problem... we have to start somewhere as a person, community, corporation and society. In my humble opinion, we should embrace every bit of improvement instead of criticising it.
Blockchain will be used for food traceability. What does this mean? The aim is to track food from the farm to the store in near real-time. One of the benefits of doing this is to help reduce the spread of foodborne illnesses by pinpointing issues in the food chain. So safer food and reduce waste.
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
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love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.