Sustainability in Food: AI-based interactions, based on data fusion for consumer protection by the government

Peter Kuhn and Dian Balta

Ongoing Research, Practitioners, Posters, Workshops, and Projects at EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2023,

September 2023


Sustainability-aware grocery shopping can be challenging for consumers since product information becomes more and more extensive. Especially the variety and trustworthiness of labels makes it difficult to find the most sustainable products, in particular with respect to the heterogenic and varying level of detail claimed by producers based on these labels. In order to decrease information overload and increase consumer protection, we develop a governmentdriven platform that fuses heterogeneous food data and provides chatbot-like AI services to communicate a sustainability score. We demonstrate the use and potential of the governmentgoverned platform with two prototypical interfaces. Furthermore, we present first insights from the cooperation with start-ups who integrate the data platform into their products.