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Mobile-based traceability system for sustainable food supply networks

Abstract : Traceability is key to ensure food quality and safety from farm to fork, yet high implementation costs and the complexity of the food supply chain pose challenges to its operation. Here we propose a mobile-based bidirectional tracing system for food products that integrates graphic data and peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture. Our system allows data synchronization to happen seamlessly between all connected nodes by default, as data are gathered through market transactions and all related product information is concatenated by scanning 2D barcodes on products. The system’s decentralized and flexible structure favours bottom-up involvement by stakeholders and is applicable to various and dynamic food networks. Besides promoting resource efficiency and transparency of origin, production and distribution, the system can mesh surveillance and shed light on complex food networks, ultimately contributing to the advancement of food research.
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Kaiyuan Lin, David Chavalarias, Maziyar Panahi, Tsaiching Yeh, Kazuhiro Takimoto, et al.. Mobile-based traceability system for sustainable food supply networks. Nature Food, Nature, 2020, 1 (11), pp.673-679. ⟨10.1038/s43016-020-00163-y⟩. ⟨hal-03098940⟩



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