In recent years, many new food labels have taken the world by storm, becoming a popular topic of discussion in the food industry. But of all the food trends—non-GMO, gluten free, local, whole grain, dairy-free, and more—organic is perhaps the first of them all, having been a mainstay on grocery…
Globalization has undoubtedly transformed the supply chain. With the world at our fingertips, we can now produce high-quality goods more quickly and more cost effectively than in the past. However, globalization, alongside all its benefits, has also made supply chains more complex—making supply chain management a more challenging task.
Researchers at Rice University have discovered a way to convert the outer layer of food into graphene, creating an edible barcode “tattoo.” This technology, which can be applied to any substance with a high level of lignin, such as potatoes and carrots or even wood and fiber, has significant implications for how product information is communicated to consumers.
Transparency and traceability are often used interchangeably, but they are in fact two different concepts. Understanding the difference between the two is key for developing a supply chain management strategy to capture and communicate the right information.
Earlier this year, the United Nations Environment Programme published its “Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information to Consumers” to provide guidance to the entire consumer packaged goods industry on the best way to share sustainability information with shoppers. We discuss the 5 Funamental Principles and how Transparency-One can help.
Earlier this month, the Transparency-One team attended the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 in Tokyo, Japan hosted by the Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). A major theme was the transformation occurring in the food industry today.
Consumers in France can now use augmented reality to learn about the origins of their basmati rice. By using the Blippar app to scan the back of a packet of Mars’s Uncle Ben’s basmati rice, available in all grocery stores in France, they can discover how their rice made the journey from farm to fork and learn about the sustainability commitments made by the farmers who grew it.
Why do we hear the word “transparency” all over today? Because consumers are looking for more transparent products. They want to know what is in the products they buy. How were they made? Where do they come from? To illustrate the concept of transparency, let’s take the example of a quiche, a famous French dish.