Let us be in no doubt, food production and processing is in the midst of the biggest change since the industrial revolution.
The recent discovery of needles in fresh strawberries highlights how vulnerable our food supply chains are to deliberate contamination and tampering. This latest attack could be viewed as a form of food terrorism, which can have major economic impacts. However we can and should continue to buy strawberries and consume them safely – here’s how.
According to recent media coverage, Australian honey and honey producers are under threat from fraud.
Over the last few years, food production and processing have been embarking on the biggest change since the industrial revolution. Novel approaches that exploit robotics, machine learning, computer vision, epi-genetics and gene editing technologies are being used to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of food production.
Prof Andy Lowe celebrates the success of the Fourth International Barcord of Life Conference in 2011, and the implementation of barcoding technologies across industries in Australia.