How technology will help fight food fraud

How technology will help fight food fraud

Food fraud is everywhere. In the aftermath of the horsemeat scandal in Europe, and with cases reported around the world, including in Canada, awareness is high. Dalhousie University recently released a study on food fraud and the results were surprising: A whopping 63 per cent of Canadians are generally concerned about food fraud. Worse still, more than 40 per cent of Canadians feel they have been victims of food fraud already. These are alarming results that can’t be ignored. Food fraud can take many forms. It can include adulteration — substituting one ingredient with a much cheaper…

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New technology means new opportunities — and anxiety for today’s workers

New technology means new opportunities — and anxiety for today’s workers

In the history of the United States, there has been an unshakable bond between the idea of hard work and prosperity, a relationship author James Truslow Adams eloquently described as “the American Dream,” a term he coined. The American dream is “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement,” Adams wrote in 1931. However, to many people, the rapid pace of technological change appears to be eroding that linkage. Working hard is…

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The Curse of the Halfway Technology

The Curse of the Halfway Technology

Twenty years ago last spring, on a long Amtrak ride from Boston, I taught myself HTML and wrote my own website. It wasn’t so hard, actually, for someone like me, whose first professional word processing program was WordPerfect, in which you highlighted words as bold, for example, by typing “<B>” before the word and “<B>” after the word. So yeah, I had a website that I had coded with bold and italics and even a photograph in it. The photo was centered; the margins were even. I was going to be a 21st-century success…

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20 things we don’t do anymore because of technology

20 things we don’t do anymore because of technology

File photo: Performers dressed as Marilyn Monroe and Louis Armstrong check their smartphones before a “Stars in Concert” show at the Estrel hotel in Berlin, Germany, December 7, 2016. (REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke) See if these sound familiar: You’re not sure where your U.S. road atlas is, or if you even own one. It’s been so long since you licked a stamp, you’ve forgotten what it tastes like. You’ve seen more scrumptious two-minute videos in the past week than you’ve consulted a cookbook in the past year. We all know technology is…

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Technology Is Taking Away Jobs, But It’s Also Creating Them

Technology Is Taking Away Jobs, But It’s Also Creating Them

Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn says it’s really happening. On Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn, he had a lot to say to his employees but some of the key things that stood out were his thoughts on how technology and automated processes are really changing the future of employment. Apart from all the wide-ranging effects it will have on our lives and society, in general, he says that technology is really beginning to displace millions of people from their jobs. So what should we do? What should really define our time? Weiner…

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Technology a blessing to tourism

Technology a blessing to tourism

Tourism! Some call it leisure, others call it business. It means different things to different people at different times. To many, traveling all over the world for business while you accidentally bump into unique destinations is Tourism. To a certain extent, this is true. However, tourism goes way beyond just travelling around. It encompasses travelling, visiting tourist destinations, learning diverse cultures and tradition as well as experiencing various lifestyles. Merely passing by a tourist site doesn’t make one a tourist. You actually have to stay in a place and spend…

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Now Centre for technology and environment Seeks Ban on Potassium Iodate

Now Centre for technology and environment Seeks Ban on Potassium Iodate

The Centre’s ban on the use of potassium bromate as a food additive will lessen threat from cancer-causing chemical compounds and safeguard public health, the CSE today said and additionally sought a ban on potassium iodate, any other chemical used as a flour remedy agent in making bread. “we are satisfied to understand that the FSSAI has banned the use of potassium bromate. Our study on bread last month raised this trouble and FSSAI had announced that it’d be banned quickly. We welcome the set off action. The chemical turned…

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The movie star food plan trend That actually Has a few technology in the back of it

The movie star food plan trend That actually Has a few technology in the back of it

In modern popular culture vernacular, it is an insult to be known as simple – the alternative of cool and trendsetting. however within the nutrients world, being fundamental, as in alkaline, is aspirational, with popular books, websites and celebrities all endorsing a pH method to consuming. there is some severe technology to back this trend, so it’s miles well worth paying attention to, but (surprise, surprise) there is lots of complicated misinformation and hyperbole out there, too. The concept of the alkaline diet facilities at the well-hooked up fact that…

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HTC 10’s Impressive Camera Technology Touted in Latest Teaser Video

HTC 10’s Impressive Camera Technology Touted in Latest Teaser Video

HTC earlier this week shared a teaser video touting the BoomSound technology that will be arriving in the flagship HTC 10 smartphone on April 12. This time, the Taiwanese tech giant has shared another teaser video showing the capabilities of the handset’s camera. The new teaser video tweeted by the company on Wednesday said “We’re obsessed with perfecting every image and video experience. You’ll see it.” The video shows numerous sample shots taken by the HTC 10 camera. However, it would be too risky to jump to any conclusion for…

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iPhone SE Is ‘Same Old Technology’, Says LG Mobile Chief

iPhone SE Is ‘Same Old Technology’, Says LG Mobile Chief

Apple’s new iPhone SE, unveiled on Monday, promises to meet the demand for a smaller iPhone, and by sticking to the smaller size of the iPhone 5s, it also means that people who didn’t like the larger screen size of the new models now have a smaller option to choose. Not everybody is impressed with Apple’s iPhone SE though, as an LG executive said it was no threat. During an event in South Korea, LG Mobile CEO Cho Juno, wass asked about the new iPhone SE and he said, “Rolling…

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