Big Data and IoT – Access to food is a basic human right, vital for good health and reduction of the risk of diseases. Eating many different foods helps maintain a healthy and interesting diet which, giving the body a range of different nutrients. According to the health and wellness brand, Easy Will Power, if we don’t get enough of the right nutrients, our metabolic processes suffer and our health declines and if we get too much of them, we risk being overweight and at risk of conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
But how often do you wonder where your next meal is coming from, who’s growing it, and whether it’s actually good for you?
We’ve all experienced it – all of a sudden there is a much-publicized recall on a food product, and we are checking our cupboards and refrigerators for those items. How does this happen in this day and age of food inspections and regulations? The truth is, most suppliers (and regulators) cannot effectively track the origins of compromised foods and make isolated recalls.
And this is where IoT and big data analytics come in. As much as they have disrupted other industries for the good – healthcare, supply chain, smart homes and cities, manufacturing – they hold great promise in the food industry too.
This article originally appeared on Forbes.com. To read the full article, click here.
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