A tool to measure nutrient levels in food

Signal of change / A tool to measure nutrient levels in food

By Fiona Dowson / 18 May 2017

An interesting tool to measure nutrient density in food and create a 'consumer pull' for healthier soils...I've seen one other similar gadget in development but the first I've seen making a link between nutrition and agricultural techniques.

Bionutrient Food Association: "We Can Solve These Problems"

The Bionutrient Food Association is working with producers to establish growing practices that yield more nutritious crops, while developing a standard for nutrient-dense foods and a handheld tool to measure those nutrient levels. The idea behind the tool is to use existing technology, like the camera in a Smartphone, to scan produce right in the grocery store, measuring the nutrient-density of the consumer's food options.

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What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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