Food Chain: From Farm to Salad Bowl: Tracking Fresh Produce

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Field-packing into cardboard cartons is the current method for the handling and later transport of all leafy vegetables, including iceberg lettuce. The University of Arizona's Yuma County Cooperative Extension is employing integrated RFID and GPS technologies to georeference field cartons, and to wirelessly transmit grower and harvest protocols via a site-specific, field-level tracking system. The system provides the seamless traceability of produce ...

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