#openfood launches at SXSW & trends worldwide on twitter!

To say that this weekend's Open Food Data panel at South by Southwest was a success would be understating a bit. Here at Foodtree we think we speak for everyone involved when we say that we're excited for the future and grateful for the response and thoughtful conversations that this effort has ignited so far. Everything you need to get involved in pushing Open Food Data forward can be found at the Open Food website.

#openfood Trends Worldwide

During the panel on Sunday many attendants were using the #openfood hashtag to share ideas and updates with the people who couldn't make it to the panel in person. What you may not have realized was that about 15 minutes into the panel that hashtag began trending worldwide on Twitter; an uncommon and unique feat that many hope to experience and very few accomplish (aside from Justin Bieber, that is).

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That alone is an amazing show of support for the open food data movement, and as movement's go we can officially call this one launched!