Food safety and its sustainable production has become a major issue in global health and economic growth in many countries. Some 25% of crops worldwide are affected by a number of pathogens appearing in the field, post-harvest storage, and transportation creating a number of health safety problems and increasing the costs of food production.
Flex Alert Company Ltd. is a technology company based in Ottawa and Vancouver, Canada with operations in The Hague, the Netherlands and East Africa. Its mission is to develop low cost wireless biosensors for detecting pathogens in food grains, perishable fruits, and during wine production to be used with our mobile networks. Most of our current focus is on local precision agriculture reducing human intervention in the field, through developing and implementing infrastructure based on wireless Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.