Category: News

Feedback from people who are weighing in on the Tackling Packaging operation 🏋️

On 12th of January, we launched a special operation on food packaging with a press conference and a citizen workshop (or a scan party as we like to call it) at the Climate Academy in Paris. This initiative is supported by the French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME).  Read more about this day:  Article Open …

The latest version of Agribalyse is now up-to-date in Open Food Facts!

Since the late 2000s, a consensus has emerged on the need for environmental labelling of agricultural products. In 2013, the first version of Agribalyse was jointly unveiled by the ADEME (The French Agency for Ecological Transition) and the INRAE (French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment). Agribalyse ? What is it ? …

Discussions on a harmonised Ecolabel at European level, the debate is moving forward! 

Last week, on 16 February 2023, Pierre Slamich (co-founder) and Manon Corneille (Head of International Development) went to The Hague in the Netherlands to attend the conference “Towards a harmonised Ecolabel for food in the EU“.  Organised by Wageningen University & Research, the aim of the conference was to bring together the key stakeholders, working …

How Open Food Facts uses logos to get information on food products

🧂A pinch of context: “logos” ? Open Food Facts is filled with about 3 million products. Each product has a packaging which is made to attract as many people as possible. To this regard, productors highlight the qualities of their products with flashy and explicit symbols. These symbols are numerous and can give information on …

Organise a scan party / participative workshop !

Instructions for a scan party: the objective, how to organise it, the resources at your disposal, we tell you all about it! By the way, what is a “scan party”? It’s participatory science in action! More concretely, it is the participatory collection + entry of food products data on the largest open food database in …

We go green: 2 days in Berlin for the International Green Week

The International Green Week is a must-attend event for the food, agriculture and horticulture industries. It takes place every year in Berlin, Germany, and during ten days, visitors can discover innovations, exchange with producers, taste their products or attend conferences, mostly oriented around sustainable solutions in these sectors. For Open Food Facts, which is always …

Open Food Facts is looking for a mobile developer

As part of its growth and international expansion, Open Food Facts is looking for a mobile developer, who likes to have a large-scale impact and is sensitive to the values of transparency, common good and knowledge sharing. Full remote work possible, full/part time and terms to be discussed. Open Food Facts is an open collaborative …

How I helped Open Food Facts to better recognise ingredients in my country

And how you can too ! Whether you are a long-time contributor of Open Food Facts and would like to go further with contributing in the taxonomy, or you are a to-be developer willing to contribute on your first open-source project, this article is made for you. 1-Introduction Open Food Facts is the Wikipedia of …

Presenting Open Food Facts at events: case study

2 weeks ago we participated in the Capitole du Libre, an event around free software, in the French city of Toulouse. We came back enthusiastic about this experience, and in addition to telling you about it, we will try to encourage you to do the same! 🤓 Our experience at the Capitole du Libre Testimony …

Using Open Food Facts as a Stock Tracking App in Germany

Starting as a hobby in 2013, Matthias from the south of Germany started a stock tracking app called “Prepper App“. He was bothered that he forgot lots of food that had gone bad. He wished for a stock tracking app, and found nothing suitable in the app store – so he started an app for …