The Swiss institute ‘Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne’ (EPFL) has launched Openfood.ch, a website that provides the public with data on more than 14,000 food products sold in Switzerland.
The hope is that researchers, journalists, medical professionals and startups will use this open-source data to come up with new tools in the area of nutrition. Examples given are a “smart” refrigerator, an app that helps find a healthier alternative product or a way of tracking daily meals in order to improve the user's overall diet.
Alongside the Openfood project, EPFL has also developed a second website, called factfood.org, a website that will publish articles and scientifically proven information on nutrition, under an editorial partnership with the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV).
Read more on Phys.org here.