TRACE - RICE

"If you give me rice, I'll eat today; if you teach me how to grow rice, I'll eat every day."

Mahatma Gandhi

Rice is a fundamental constituent of modern and healthy diets. Most of the rice consumed in Europe is grown in the EU Mediterranean countries. As it is difficult to differentiate rice varieties based on visual observation, the harvested seeds and subsequente processed products are highly prone to adulteration with look-alike and low-quality seeds.

Fraudulent misrepresentation related to sustainability issues is an increasing risk in the medium to long term and rice market claims for a solution to both crucial problems, fraud and food safety. 

 

Trace Rice is a project sponsored by Prima (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area) program, whose goal is to track rice value chain, using blockchain concepts, valorizing side streams along Mediterranean rice production.

Contact Person: Tomé Canas, tome.canas@bgi.pt

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