FOOD LAB

Ensuring all Children have Access to High Quality Nutrition

WHY THIS MATTERS

Undernutrition contributes to nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 years of age. This represents a tragic loss of about 3 million young lives every year. Undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections and contributes to delayed recovery. Poor nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can also lead to stunted growth, which is irreversible and associated with impaired cognitive ability and reduced school and work performance. – Unicef. Read More

WHAT WE ARE DOING ABOUT IT

We are creating and testing a new model for food production, distribution and consumption that allows equal access to personalized nutrition for all, while promoting sustainable agricultural practices in developing countries.

OUR INNOVATIVE APPROACH

Using the key principles of design thinking and systems change frameworks, we are creating:

  • A 3D printer that uses high nutrition-filled cartridges, redefining the food experience and personalizing nutrition.
  • FarmLabs that empower local farmers to extend the lifetime of their products 20 times, without losing its organoleptic and nutritional properties and reducing the weight of the products up to 80% using lyophilized techniques.
  • An online marketplace and distribution channel that allows small farmers to have a global reach.

WHERE

Mexico and the Amazon in Peru

OUR PARTNERS

+ Local farmers in Mexico

OUR MOONSHOT VISION

We want to positively impact the nutrition of more than 10 million children globally within the next 10 years, reducing chronic malnutrition by 50% at the local level. This would be made possible as a result of the increasing introduction of these printers in the schools and community centers.

 

**Interested in other case studies related to nutrition? The founders of C Minds and FabLab Peru are part of the founding team of Nutrigene, a startup born at Singularity University in 2016, that is tackling nutrition challenges through personalized vitamin formulations. Check out their amazing work here.