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Beyond connectivity: the internet of food architecture between ethics and EU citizenry

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Leone, Luca (main author), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
2017-06
URL:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10806-017-9675-6
Published:
Springer
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
agriculture research, ethical issues, Europe, food, Internet, perceptions, technological advancement, technology, privacy, social issues, food information, European Union (EU), food communication
Notes:
16 pages., Via online journal., This contribution deals with the ethical challenges arising from the IoT landscape with reference to a specific context, i.e. the realm of agri-food. In this sector, innumerable web-connected tools, platforms and sensors are constantly interacting with consumers/users/citizens, by reshaping and redefining the core elements and functions of machine–human being relationships. By sketching out the main pillars which ethics of the Internet of Food (IoF) is founded on, my argument posits that the civic hybridization of knowledge production mediated by IoT technologies may create breeding ground for the move towards an ‘ethical in-design’ approach to the IoF-driven smart systems.