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Farmers Cooperative Uses Blockchain to Trace Meat Through Supply Chain

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A group of Arkansas livestock farmers known as the Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative, supported by Heifer USA, is using blockchain technology to trace meat through the supply chain to provide consumers information about the source of their food. Shoppers and diners will be able to scan QR codes on Grass Roots products to see where the meat came from and how the animals were raised. The "digital...

Blockchain Technology to Help Fight Slavery in the Fishing Industry

A U.K. food co-op is testing blockchain technology to verify that fish providers are not using slave labor, according to The Guardian. The seafood industry is notorious for human rights abuses and illegal fishing. Tesco, the U.K.’s largest supermarket, has stopped using a certain fish provider over the need to ensure it was using sustainable tuna. The blockchain ledger tracks the origins of fish...

Blockchain Joins Efforts to Improve Food Traceability amid Rising Waste and Safety Fears

Blockchain technology has emerged as a tool for addressing an important global issue: the growing complexity of the food supply chain and the increasing amount of wasted food, according to a senior research fellow at the University of Surrey. Writing in The Conversation, an online source of information from the academic and research community, senior research fellow, Phil Godsiff said that a...

Vinfolio Wants Wine Provenance In the Bitcoin Block Chain

Wine ages like fine… wine. Some of the rarest bottles fetch well over $100,000 USD. Collectors of ancient libations have six-figures worth of reasons in proving the bottles integrity. Verifying a wine’s provenance means tracing a bottle’s history as far back as possible - hopefully to the original vineyard. A verified wine can greatly increase in value. This chain of custody isn’t just a history...