Robots, AI and big data pave way for smart farming

Issue 03/2019 Using them will help meet more environmentally-friendly nutritional needs

The introduction of robots, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data in agriculture marks the fourth phase in modern farming, the so-called Agriculture 4.0. It follows the first one, which dates back to the introduction in Britain, in the early... More...

How can IEC shape the circular economy?

From mounting piles of waste to the depletion of natural resources, the current modes of production and consumption are unsustainable. Based on the current linear economic model, products are made,...

Survey results on the circular economy and material efficiency

As the topics of the circular economy (CE) and material efficiency (ME) receive greater importance around the world, the Advisory Committee on environmental aspects (ACEA) recently conducted a survey...

Keeping food cool

Bananas from Guatemala and beef from Argentina were once considered exotic delicacies to Europeans and North Americans. But how was it possible to transport such foodstuff from one port to another...

IEC signs Gender Responsive Standards Declaration

The opening ceremony for the Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development took place on 14 May 2019 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The IEC is one of its...