today’s globalised food industry uses additives to make prepackaged food work, but additives aren’t a sustainable or healthy long-term option in a green world.
BUT Our ancestors understood that there were lots unique health-supporting and functional benefits of their native plants.
So We’re using technology to recapture and reappraise that knowledge to create natural solutions with the same functional properties as today’s food additives.
Did you know
what if we could build a piece of technology that stored all the plant wisdoms we could find, from everywhere in the world, and create a database of natural additive alternatives?
And what if then, by using some clever machine learning, we could use that technology to find even more plants and combinations of plants that could be grown and sourced locally by food manufacturers?
that technology is Charaka.
A structured database
A catalogue of the world's gathered ancestral knowledge of the health-supporting and functional benefits of native plants.
With every plant compound and extract scientifically validated and its benefits quantified.
some clever machine learning
So that patterns in each plant's properties can be analysed and more amazing discoveries made.
rolled into one unique global reference point for the future of food on our planet
A shareable technology harnessing locally-appropriate ingredients with a global certification of quality.
The Charaka 6C mark is an assurance to consumers around the world that wherever they are and whatever they are eating, that all additives will have been replaced by natural plant ingredients that conform closely to our 6 principles –
Clean Produced using non-harmful agricultural processes
Circular Creates the minimal amount of waste or pollution in its lifecycle
Community-driven Produced near where it is consumed
Comparable Delivering the same (or better) functional benefits as the manufactured product or additive it replaces
Certified Adhering to a managed global standard
Conscious Locally adaptable and able to be reinvented to work in different locales