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posted in June 2008

Hawaii Tests RFID For Tracking Tomatoes

6/19/2008
Hawaii is one of my favorite places to visit ... the beaches, the snorkeling, and fresh seafood that doesn't travel thousands of miles on a supply chain before landing on your plate. Turns out it's got some smart scientists, too. While in a previous blog we shared opinions about whether RFID could be used to track tainted tomatoes back to the farm, Hawaii already is working on such a program.

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How Technology Could Solve The Mystery Of The Tainted Tomatoes

6/12/2008
It's been seven weeks since people started getting sick from tomatoes and the FDA still doesn't know who is producing them. The tomato industry has lost tens of millions of dollars, and my craving for a thickly sliced tomato sandwich on sprouted wheat with mayo and Swiss goes unsatisfied. Too bad there's an unused technology, called RFID, that may have tracked those tainted tomatoes back to the grower by now.

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