The development of organic supply chains that drive fair, transparent and healthy options for the consumer

The development of organic supply chains that drive fair, transparent and healthy options for the consumer

The organic food supply system in Europe must rank among one of the most important in terms of trust. Our citizens make purchasing choices around organic food based on a wide range of issues which include sustainability, ethics, food safety and nutrition.

On a global basis the amount of fraud occurring in the organic supply system is growing rapidly and issues are appearing on a weekly basis. The potential to totally undermine citizen trust in organic food is a real and present danger. We have an enormous opportunity through EIT food to implement a number of cutting edge technologies that will make the organic food system much more resilient to fraud, much more transparent and drive the safety and micronutritional aspects of the system.

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

ABP
AZTI
Colruyt Group
FRAUNHOFER
KOPPERT
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
SIEMENS
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
UNIVERSITY OF TORINO
UNIVERSITĂ„T HOHENHEIM

Project team

Chris Elliott
Institution

Queen's University of Belfast

Contact details

chris.elliott@qub.ac.uk

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