Jan 28
Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

The new “trend” in counterfeiting during the global pandemic

Not only has the Covid-19 pandemic shed light on worldwide flaws in social and health systems, disrupted supply chains and taken many lives across the world. It has also triggered unscrupulous illicit behaviors and the increase in smuggling and forgery.

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Jan 20
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

A revolutionary system to engage end-users and trace cocoa beans until a chocolates’​ box

Chocolate is one the most consumed luxury foods worldwide. In western European countries the per capita consumption reaches almost 10 kg/year.[1] Consumers, more and more concerned about food safety, today want to be informed about all the processes in the food supply chain. And for the cocoa market they make no exception.

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Jan 18
Monday, Jan 18, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

These are the Top Blockchain Companies in Europe (2021)

This article showcases our top picks for the best Europe based Blockchain companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Blockchain industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

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Jan 14
Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

Authena fights the wide diffusion of illegal pesticides in Brazil

Recently, the illicit market of products for agriculture in South America started acquiring a large dimension. Despite the closures of borders and the increase in customs controls due to the pandemic, in the last year the presence of smuggled pesticides in Brazil has grown significantly.

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Dec 18
Friday, Dec 18, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

To all of you that believed in the safety of the Swiss wine market, you were wrong!

Tignanello and Sassicaia again at the center of a counterfeiting and smuggling operation. This time even the safe and reliable Swiss market was involved.

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Dec 11
Friday, Dec 11, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

WE COMBAT ILLICIT TRADE AND PARTNER WITH BRANDS FOR THE SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed […]

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Dec 09
Wednesday, Dec 09, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

Lonza é pioneira em tecnologia para melhorar a rastreabilidade e a autenticidade de produtos para a proteção de culturas

Como em todos os setores, as relações no setor de proteção de culturas dependem da confiança. Os produtores precisam ter certeza que os produtos que utilizam são genuínos e que podem ter a garantia de ter um fornecimento confiável no futuro. Por outro lado, os fabricantes querem ajudar os clientes a utilizar seus bens e […]

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Dec 04
Friday, Dec 04, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

Interpol warns: “Fake COVID-19 vaccines”. How to avert the risk?

When first, after having hit China, Covid-19 started spreading in Europe and then also in America, many false news started circulating about the virus. The more the illness was diffusing the more fake information were becoming “viral” among the world population.

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Nov 30
Monday, Nov 30, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

QR codes. A clumsy attempt to match consumer desire for food authenticity

In the last years, the attention towards food specific attributes has been increasing constantly. Consumers pay more and more attention to what they buy every day in terms of quality of ingredients, origin, traceability and sustainability. According to a research commissioned by the EU (1), the majority of European citizens take quality into great consideration […]

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Nov 23
Monday, Nov 23, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

Lonza and Authena team up to improve crop protection

Lonza Crop Protection and the Swiss start-up company Authena are pioneering digital technology to improve product traceability and authenticity of crops. The technology will initially be piloted as a prototype in Brazil.

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