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RICHFIELDS paper: A new semi-automatic system for classifying and describing foods according to FoodEx2

RICHFIELDS partners have published a new scientific paper. The paper introduces a new semi-automatic system for classifying and describing foods according to FoodEx2 (the European Food Safety Authority's standardized food classification and description system). Read the full paper (open-access!): Eftimov, T.; Korošec, P.; Koroušić Seljak, B. StandFood: Standardization of Foods Using a Semi-Automatic System for [...]

Blog post: Building with bits and bytes: in search of the core offering of a digital research infrastructure

Lan Ge, Senior Scientist on risk and resilience of agrifood systems, at Wageningen Economic Research Why a digital research infrastructure? The term ‘research infrastructure’ readily conjures up the image of large-scale research facilities that can be used by different studies. In other words: physical infrastructure for classical research. But we are now living [...]

Blog post: A common platform for policy research as a solution to the obesity crisis in Europe

Krijn Poppe, Research Manager at Wageningen Economic Research Europe is struggling with an obesity crisis. We have created a society in which consumers are surrounded on nearly all sides by sweet, salty, fatty and over-portioned temptations. While the opinion that consumers themselves should take responsibility for their own diet is valid to some [...]

Blog post: European platform for nutrition and health: a crucial tool for retail and food industry

Karin Zimmermann, Programme leader Research Infrastructures Food, Nutrition and Health, and Senior Researcher at Wageningen Economic Research Most people living in Europe consume too much salt, fat and sugar. This is leading to an increase in the number of people suffering from diet-related illnesses, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. [...]

Blog post: One infrastructure boosts European food and health research

Karin Zimmermann, Programme leader Research Infrastructures Food, Nutrition and Health, and Senior Researcher at Wageningen Economic Research Food and health are inextricably related to each other. We all know that we need a healthy and varied diet. We also know that too much fat, sugar or salt is bad for our health. It [...]

RICH2020 Symposium

On the 8th of May, Giacomo Copini (Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation) attended RICH2020 Symposium in Lisbon to disseminate the RICHFIELDS projects. This symposium was organised with the collaboration of  the Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), aiming to foster the innovation potential of research infrastructures.  

RICHFIELDS road trip connecting laboratories and facilities

RICHFIELDS partners, Dr Sophie Hieke (DIL) and Dr Tamara Bucher‏ (ETH) have been on the road exploring the potential for laboratories and facilities to connect with the RICHFIELDS research infrastructure. The aim of this work package is to connect research laboratories and facilities across Europe to enable a more holistic approach to studying consumers, food and [...]

Developing RICHFIELDS’ core offering – Brussels, 4 April

RICHFIELDS invited stakeholders to provide feedback on the project’s scientific aims and vision – specifically the core offering and minimum viable product at a workshop in Brussels, 4 April 2017. The workshop identified the potential motivators and barriers for researchers, businesses, and consumers to collaborate and share data with the proposed consumer data platform. Individuals [...]

Applications for monitoring food behaviour

Many people use technology such as mobile apps to monitor certain aspects of their behaviours. In response to this trend there has been an increase in the number of applications geared towards recording and improving peoples’ food consumption and lifestyle behaviour. The dataset includes a total of 256 food consumption apps. The most normal use [...]

RICHFIELDS – What do we know about ‘Big Data’?

On March 1st 2017, big food researchers RICE Sweden, AAU-CPH, GS1 Denmark and DIL Germany invited stakeholders from the food sector to a workshop to present RICHFIELDS findings on business and lab generated data. The issues linked to data sharing were deliberated. • Why the EU is interested in our digital food shopping patterns? Professor [...]