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Open data will be used to grow the food and farming industry

Ambitious plans on how Open Data will revolutionise the farming industry revealed

UK Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss revealed plans how the re-use of Open Data can contribute to the farming industry.

She encouraged farmers and the food industry to seize the opportunities offered by open data as our population grows towards 9 billion people living on Earth by 2050.

Truss was quoted saying: "As our population grows so does the demand on our food sources - I don't see this as a problem, but as a huge opportunity."

With the rapidly growing global population, it is essential that farmers, suppliers and consumers have the data they need to make informed choices.

Read more: http://www.farminguk.com/news/Open-data-will-be-used-to-grow-the-food-and-farming-industry_37960.html