Weekly News Scan – March 15, 2021

A Roadmap for Building the Digital Future of Food and Agriculture

According to World Bank, “The digital revolution has reached every part of the world, every aspect of society and commerce. The agriculture and food system is also ripe for a transformation.” 

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In Their Quest for Digital Transformation, Manufacturers and Industrial Firms will Spend US$19 Billion on IIoT Data Analytics by 2026

Cision PR News reports due to the pandemic, “select digital transformation initiatives have gained considerable momentum in terms of their adoption and potential.” Specifically, :cloud for collaboration and synchronization across teams and departments, digital twins for monitoring and maintenance, and analytics and AI for system-wide, software-driven automation.”

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety and Other Key Staff Appointments

On March 16th, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold senior positions in Washington, D.C.” The four new announcements include, the Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, Chief of Staff for the office of the Deputy Secretary, Policy Advisor for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs in the Foreign Agricultural Service, and Senior Policy Advisor for the Rural Utilities Services agency. 

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Experts Urge Shift To Recognize Work Behind Food Safety

Food Safety News discusses that “people have to learn how to talk differently about food as it is not an accident it is safe.” GFSI’s event, hosted on World Food Safety Day, theme is “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.”

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