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Abstract:

Data management practice of food supply chains have been lagging for many years due to a reluctance to let go to the tried and true “paper” management methods of old. Similarly, food composition databases have focused on singular model foods that do not take into consideration the nutritional and biochemical effects of production and processing methods. This session will focus on the direct application of semantic web technology to the logistical, security and assurance problems of food and agricultural supply chains, as well as the ways in which food composition information can be enhanced through semantic web technologies including health outcomes and nutritional implications for individuals and communities participating in foodsheds with enumerated supply chains.