Why throw away “wonky” fruits and vegetables if they could be put to better use? In this episode of the Xtalks Food Podcast, Sydney introduces Ayesha to Dash Water, a UK-based sparkling water brand that uses upcycled produce. As one of the only sparkling water brands that uses “wonky” produce, Dash Water has made a name for itself and is planning to expand into international markets. The two discuss the importance of not wasting produce due to superficial imperfections and whether they would try Dash Water.
Also, in this episode, Sydney discusses the growing importance of food industry cybersecurity. She touches on a few recent cybersecurity attacks and explains why the food industry is particularly vulnerable. She also talks about some ways food organizations can protect themselves before, during and after an attack. Sydney and Ayesha conclude that food industry cyberattacks don’t just impact food companies, but the entire supply chain, so it is wise for companies to invest in cybersecurity sooner rather than later.
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