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DE: New app checks fruit and vegetables for chemical residues

Photo: Oregon Department of Agriculture / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Fresh Plaza: The ability to check an apple for chemical residues with a smart phone will soon be possible. An apple can be labeled organic, but the customer doesn’t know if the apple is still exposed to chemicals. Often you have to trust these statements, without the opportunity to check them. With the ‘HawkSpex mobile’ application created by Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF in Magdeburg, consumers will have the opportunity to check for themselves.

Read the full article at the Fresh Plaza website