Please login or create an account to join the discussion.

Mass food and nutrition data available to the Swiss public through website

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.

 

Post a new comment »

Login or register to comment with your personal account. Anonymous comments require approval to be visible.
Publication
19 Dec 2016
Image
Actors
Region
Research trails