welcome to #odifutures

feeding the discourse

why food?

"Aldi confirms up to
100% horsemeat in
beef products"

— http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/feb/09/aldi-100-percent-horsemeat-beef-products

"Tesco reveals most bagged salad and half its bread is thrown out"

— http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/oct/21/food-waste-tesco-reveals-most-bagged-salad-and-half-its-bread-is-thrown-out

what role for the consumer?

monday 25th november

  • Nature Valley Oats and Honey Cereal Bar (Coop, Bristol)
  • Chicken, Chick Pea and Tomato Tagine, Tomato and Onion Salad, Rocket (Limoncello catering, London)
  • 2 x Chocolate Biscuits (source unknown)
  • More Tomato Salad and Rocket (as above)
  • Vegetable Samosa (Brick Lane, London)
  • Apple (New Zealand? via Qbic Hotel)
  • Popadoms, Chutneys, Chicken Curry, Rice (Brick Lane, London)
  • 2 x London Pride, 500ml (London)
  • 2 x Hoegaarden, 330ml (Belgium?)
  • 1 x Whole Earth Organic Lemonade (Qbic Hotel, London)


health and nutrition

  • alcohol content
  • food hygiene ratings
  • calorific value?
  • salt content?
  • saturated fats?
  • potential allergens?
  • hydrogenated fats?
    why are they bad anyway?
    where do I learn more?

provenance and production

  • corporate ownership
    ethics and allegiances, e.g. lobbying
  • specifics of ingredients?
    e.g. palm oil
  • animal welfare?
  • pesticide intensity?
  • carbon intensity of processing and transport?

more of a data vacuum
than a data cloud

what role for open data?

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