Innocenzo Muzzalupo

Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Olive, Citrus and Tree Fruit

Doctor Innocenzo Muzzalupo has received degree in “Biology” from the University of Calabria in 1993 and received his Ph.D. degree (1997) in “Chemistry” from the University of “La Sapienza” Rome. Currently, he is working as a member of Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Olive, Citrus and Tree Fruit in Italy. After receiving his Ph.D. degree, he was appointed as post-doctoral researcher (1999) in “Food Science” at the University of Calabria. Between 1999 and 2008 he had a contract as professor of “Botany” at the University of Calabria. Following eight years of extensive research on olive characterization and on olive oil quality. His research areas include olive germplasm characterization, olive genes characterization, and analytical methods for olive oil traceability, olive oil quality. He has authored numerous research articles (orcid id 0000-0002-0264-1392).

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Technological innovation has undergone unprecedented development; this evolution can offer extraordinary opportunities for product qualification, which today has not been adequately exploited due to a lack of vision. It took a disaster such as "mad cow" disease to accelerate the traceability plan; today, 36% of the analyzed agri-food companies, thanks to digital solutions, achieved a reduction in the times and costs connected with harvest processes, data management, and transmission. Digital solutions permit interventions aimed at food safety along the food chain, thus avoiding financial damage. But they can also be used to combat counterfeiting to protect the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) systems for greater information for the consumer.

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