Kleine Cited in New Scientist for Fair Tracing Project
CRIS member Dorothea Kleine was cited recently in the New Scientist in relation to her work on fair tracing. This Engineering and Physical Science Research Council funded project aims to support ethical trade by implementing IT tracking and tracing technologies in supply chains to provide consumers and producers with enhanced information. Dr Kleine, who is based in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, explains how farmers can use mobile phones to upload information in the form of photographs on labour standards, for example.
The New Scientist article "Barcodes could reveal your food's credentials" by Mason Inman (10 June 2009) argues that many consumers are demanding to know more about the provenance of the food they buy in terms of food safety, ethical and environmental concerns. The Fair Tracing Project has completed case studies on Chilean wines and Indian coffee.
Read the article in full: "Barcodes could reveal your food's credentials"