I’m Pierre, from Open Food Facts.
I will be in Tirana this week to present Open Food Facts to food scientists. But of course, it’s also about Open Source, Open Data and Commons.
Wanna organize an impromptu meeting ?
Open Food Facts is a worldwide database of food products with ingredients, allergens, nutrition facts and all the tidbits of information we can find on product labels.
It is a non-profit association of volunteers : over 5000 contributors have added 300 000 products from 150 countries using our Android, iPhone or Windows Phone app or their camera to scan barcodes and upload pictures of products and their labels.
Data about food is of public interest and has to be open. The complete database is published as open data and can be reused by anyone and for any use.
Open Food Facts is a collaborative project , and we need help expanding to Albania: https://al.openfoodfacts.org
We are also starting Open Beauty Facts to create a database of cosmetics: soap, toothpaste, makeup etc.