Pippa has details of schools in Lancashire that are installing biometric scanners to monitor children’s school meal choices.
Less than 18 months ago, the Institute of Food Research published a report that said:
“The research using smartcard technology has demonstrated the ability of the system to identify individuals who persistently choose highly inappropriate meals.
“What a school does with that important health information presents society with an ethical issue.”
Did we miss something? We don’t recall seeing any debate whatsoever about this ‘ethical issue’.