Tag: Food

Actions to turn the power of open data into real impact

At the third international workshop on the impact of open data for agriculture, a new action agenda was discussed by a mix of organisations. They concluded that more focus is required on benefits for less favoured actors, that open data

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FSA publishes local authority food law enforcement information

The FSA has today published official statistics on food law enforcement by local authorities across the UK for the year 2015/16. The information provided by local authorities and compiled by the FSA, gives a detailed breakdown of enforcement activity across

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Press release: The UK’s food history revealed through five generations of data

For the first time official records of what people ate and how they survived during rationing have been published by Defra. They show 1940s Brits ate seasonally and bought food from butchers, bakers and grocers rather than supermarkets. Salmon sandwiches,

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Open Data Can Help Feed a Hungry World

Percentage of the population suffering from undernourishment, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report. Climate change will likely exacerbate food insecuri…

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Big data in ranching and animal husbandry

Another big part of the food supply comes from ranches and farms that raise and slaughter various livestock. While ranching is sometimes bundled with agriculture, I discussed farming in Big Data in Agriculture, so we’ll focus on ranching this time

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Help us find valuable data for agriculture

Contribute to our list of different types, sources and examples of data related to agriculture, and help us develop a better understanding of data in the sector We are exploring how open data can be used to improve agriculture and

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ODI Futures: How open innovation will transform agriculture

On 3 December we held an event focusing on the future of agriculture, in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Chaired by ODI Head of Research Dr Tom Heath, it gathered stakeholders in the sector to

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Chicago Is Predicting Food Safety Violations. Why Aren’t Other Cities?

US FDA / Flickr The three dozen inspectors at the Chicago Department of Public Health scrutinize 16,000 eating establishments to protect diners from gut-bombing food sickness. Some of those pose more of a health risk than others; approximately 15 percent

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A Visualization of World Cuisines

(This article was first published on Design Data Decisions » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) In a previous post, we had ‘mapped’ the culinary diversity in India through a visualization of food consumption patterns. Since then, one of the

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Prototyping a new data collaboration platform for sustainable development

Guest contributors Julia Duncan and Nic Covey write a blog post on how to present data to researchers and practitioners in a productive, centralized way. On September 25th, on the margins of the UN Sustainable Development Summit, our organizations (The Demand

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