Agri-Tech East’s recent Big Data Special Interest Group meeting ‘Taking Data Presentation Seriously’ heard Simon Ward, founder of Increment Ltd, argue that farmers need a better way to assess the economic optimum for fertiliser and other inputs.
The FSA is developing a plan which will set out how the legislation and enforcement frameworks it is responsible for could adapt to emerging technologies and disruptive business models and how it can make better use of technology.
It is seeking views and experiences of its approach to innovation, in particular:
1. whether the legislative and enforcement frameworks it is responsible for support new technologies and innovative businesses,
2. its understanding of how the food and feed sector will be shaped by new technology,
Jelle Maas and Professor Remko Boom describe the multidisciplinary research approach at Wageningen University & Research centre, where over 200 researchers work in the field of Food & Nutrition combining the strengths of academia with those of specialised research institutes.
Technology has a large role to play in helping consumers make healthier choices and delivering significant cost savings to healthcare. Charlotte Holmes of Campden BRI looks at the technologies being developed in this field and describes the EU PRECIOUS project.
Peter Shewry of Rothamsted Research and University of Reading and Alison Lovegrove and Till Pellny of Rothamsted Research investigate approaches to improving the contribution of bread and other wheat products to diet and health.