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Open Food Facts incorporates as a non-profit organization

Open Food Facts started 2 years ago and has been steadily growing ever since: we now have 900 contributors who have added data for  more than 17000 products from around the world. In order to continue the development of the project, we are in the process of creating a not-for-profit association for Open Food Facts …

Open Food Facts launches the “What’s in my yogurt” project on Open Data Day

This  Saturday February 22nd will be the 2014 edition of Open Data Day, “a  gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses  using open public data”. Open Data Day is a great opportunity to let  more people know about open data, to show them how …

Open Food Facts is getting global!

Creating a database of food products from all around the world was the goal of Open Food Facts right from the start, and thanks to the work of many contributors and to a new architecture to support internationalization, this global database is becoming a reality! Open Food Facts now exists in 12 languages and contains …

Open Food Facts at the Open Knowledge Conference 2013 in Geneva

The Open Knowledge Fundation is organizing the Open Knowledge Conference 2013 in Geneva on September 18th and 19th. The announced theme for this year is Open Data – Broad, Deep, Connected : “How do we broaden open data – not only geographically across countries and regions, but also across domains and institutions? For example, whilst open data is now …

MarketCare: an app that uses Open Food Facts is a finalist for the Imagination Cup

A team of students from ISEN (a computer science and electronic engineering school in Toulon, France) submited a project for a Windows Phone application to the Imagine Cup 2013, a tech competition organized by Microsoft. The project was selected as one of the finalists for the Imagine Cup France, and if selected will be presented …

Open Data for Agriculture and Food Security: G-8 conference in Washington D.C. on April 29-30 2013

The G-8 is organizing an International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture in Washington D.C. on April 29th and 30th. The aim is to Open access to publicly funded agriculturally-relevant data that is critical to increasing global food security, especially in Africa. There is an open call for ideas of proposals for presentations and exhibits. …

How to make our global open database of food products truly global?

It’s been 9 months since we publicly launched Open Food Facts on May 19th 2012 to coincide with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day. And those 9 months have been very busy months! Here are a few highlights: 300 contributors have added more than 5000 products Open Food Facts now exists in 10 languages (in various states …