Team FAINT LIFE

Bangalore, India

  • Science / Engineering
  • Economics / Development
  • Asia

Our Team

FOOD WASTAGE / Published October 18, 2014 by Azlaan Mustafa Samad

FOOD WASTAGE

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141016-food-waste-tristram-stuart-emerging-explorer-hunger-charity-ngfood/

Tristram Stuart thinks we should do something revolutionary with food: Eat it. The British author calls the problem of food waste "scandalous and grotesque" and cites statistics to prove it: One-third of the world's food is wasted from plough to plate.

FOOD WASTAGE / Published October 18, 2014 by Azlaan Mustafa Samad

FOOD WASTAGE

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141016-food-waste-tristram-stuart-emerging-explorer-hunger-charity-ngfood/

Tristram Stuart thinks we should do something revolutionary with food: Eat it. The British author calls the problem of food waste "scandalous and grotesque" and cites statistics to prove it: One-third of the world's food is wasted from plough to plate.

Workspace (more photos) / Published October 18, 2014 by Azlaan Mustafa Samad

Workspace (more photos)

Our Workspace and Idea Garage / Published October 18, 2014 by Azlaan Mustafa Samad

Our Workspace and Idea Garage

Interesting Facts about FOOD ISSUES / Published October 18, 2014 by Azlaan Mustafa Samad

Interesting Facts about FOOD ISSUES

1. Reducing food waste just in the United States, India and China could feed an
additional 400 million people.
2. About 2 billion people around the world eat bugs daily.
3. 25% of the world food calories are lost or wasted.
4. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), the phenomenon of a dramatic worldwide reduction in honeybees, threatens crops that depend on pollination by bees going about their business collecting nectar to make honey. That’s about a third of the food we farm. No bees, no pollination, no food.

Our Mission

It is 2014. The world population is over 7 billion. We are in the digital age. We have made advances in technology unimaginable half a century ago. Yet millions go hungry. Millions starve to death. Some parts of the world are so affluent that they can even be called 'The land of excesses'. Yet a sizeable percentage of the world's population are deprived of one of the basic necessitates of life - food. So what will happen in 2050 - when the world population is speculated to reach 9 billion? Many people are joining their minds to come up with solutions. We are one of them. Team Faint Life is striving to combine technology and innovation to come up with groundbreaking, revolutionary ideas to feed all the people. Its time we made worthwhile use of the amazing resources at hand. Hence the prologue on the technological advancements. While staying connected to every corner of the world is required, its important to address the more basic issues. We plan to initially implement our ideas at the grassroots level integrating technology and the resources available. If our endeavour happens to be a success, we will spread our wings and broaden our horizon onto a larger scale. In a nutshell, we aim to bridge the gap between the endowed and the deprived. Our mission is not to feed 9 billion people. 9 billion is just a number. We wish to feed the world's people. How much ever that is.

Our Background

We are a group of three engineering students studying in Bangalore (India). Or shall I put it this way, we are lads who love to explore and believe in going off-field, breaking the mainstream. We don't want to remain just another conventional engineer. Rather we blokes want an integration of Science and Humanity to make this world a better place. We are The Faint Life or rather those who are for the faint life. Our team comprises of Utkarsh Ranjan, Ashutosh Chakravarty, Azlaan Mustafa Samad. Being fortunate enough to be born in a well to do family, we fell blessed. But it doesn't mean we are not acquainted to the plight of the less fortunate ones. Belonging to the States of Bihar and West Bengal where deaths due to hunger and poverty remain a major issue, the problem of food security and sustainable growth is something with which we are very much familiar. This is what compelled us to join the social group of our college giving us an opportunity to meet people ruptured by the inequality and work closely with people who share same thinking a us. This TFF challenge seems to be a great platform for us young individuals to bring forth our ideas and present it to the world in a manner that can be made use of by our society for a better tomorrow. We aim to bridge the gap of inequality and unsustainability. "Without Engineers, Science Is Just Philosophy", likewise practicality is what we believe in. We want to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, not just on paper but on the far grounds across the world. Our aim is not to stir a revolution but just to find a SOLUTION.

FOOD WASTAGE / Published October 18, 2014 by Azlaan Mustafa Samad

FOOD WASTAGE

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141016-food-waste-tristram-stuart-emerging-explorer-hunger-charity-ngfood/

Tristram Stuart thinks we should do something revolutionary with food: Eat it. The British author calls the problem of food waste "scandalous and grotesque" and cites statistics to prove it: One-third of the world's food is wasted from plough to plate.

FOOD WASTAGE / Published October 18, 2014 by Azlaan Mustafa Samad

FOOD WASTAGE

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141016-food-waste-tristram-stuart-emerging-explorer-hunger-charity-ngfood/

Tristram Stuart thinks we should do something revolutionary with food: Eat it. The British author calls the problem of food waste "scandalous and grotesque" and cites statistics to prove it: One-third of the world's food is wasted from plough to plate.

Workspace (more photos) / Published October 18, 2014 by Azlaan Mustafa Samad

Workspace (more photos)

Our Workspace and Idea Garage / Published October 18, 2014 by Azlaan Mustafa Samad

Our Workspace and Idea Garage

Interesting Facts about FOOD ISSUES / Published October 18, 2014 by Azlaan Mustafa Samad

Interesting Facts about FOOD ISSUES

1. Reducing food waste just in the United States, India and China could feed an
additional 400 million people.
2. About 2 billion people around the world eat bugs daily.
3. 25% of the world food calories are lost or wasted.
4. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), the phenomenon of a dramatic worldwide reduction in honeybees, threatens crops that depend on pollination by bees going about their business collecting nectar to make honey. That’s about a third of the food we farm. No bees, no pollination, no food.

Our Team

Our Mission

It is 2014. The world population is over 7 billion. We are in the digital age. We have made advances in technology unimaginable half a century ago. Yet ...Read More

Our Background

We are a group of three engineering students studying in Bangalore (India). Or shall I put it this way, we are lads who love to explore and believe ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.