Blockchain in food safety

IBM Food Trust™ makes food traceability possible, tracking products to their source for enhanced food authenticity and safety.

Why digital traceability can accelerate the aquacultural revolution

Aquaculture has been going through something of a revolution. It’s easy to forget that aquaculture is a relatively new industry, with the most established farms having gotten their start in only the late 20th century. However, it’s a good thing they did. Seafood producers using acquaculture now account for more than half of all fish […]

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World Food Safety Day: How blockchain helps serve safer salads

Since 2018, the CDC has recorded five E. Coli outbreaks related to leafy green vegetables. The agency estimates that foodborne diseases account for about 48 million illnesses each year, with leafy green vegetables as the leading cause. Recalls caused by E. Coli outbreaks and other food safety issues are disruptive and expensive to the food […]

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Building resilient food supply chains in the face of COVID-19

In the midst of one of the most widespread pandemics in recent history, it’s nothing short of a miracle that our global supply chain has been able to consistently deliver food to the people that need it, however this strain on our global supply chain isn’t likely to subside any time soon and companies will […]

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Blockchain applications that are transforming the world

Blockchain is more than a technology, it’s a movement that can help all industries redefine their most important relationships through trust, transparency and collaboration. Progressive executives are already exploring industry blockchain applications and realizing the value that removing friction, building trust and unlocking new value across their business can provide. In the supply chain area, […]

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Blockchain-traced seafood: Helping historic New England fisheries thrive

In Massachusetts, we like to think we know our scallops. Barely 15 miles from our headquarters at Raw Seafoods sits the town of New Bedford, where New England fishermen first began using “catboats” to dredge bay scallops in the early 1900s. By the mid 1950s, more than 85 percent of the national scallop catch came […]

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Episode 7: How blockchain is making your food safer and smarter

  Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Do you trust the food you eat? These days, more weight is being placed on conscious consumerism and people are beginning to really care about where they’re getting their food. Blockchain, like so much technology, is generally […]

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Win customers’ hearts with a transparent supply chain

Only a few years ago, consumers could trust the quality and integrity, ultimately the provenance, of their milk. That’s because each morning it was hand-delivered from a local farm by a familiar and trustworthy face: the milkman. Such a service might seem unnecessary today, but a clear link between the creation of a product to […]

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Meet the Hack-a-Hogs: Student innovation in blockchain for food trust

It was late on a Saturday afternoon and dozens of students were darting across the hall. Ready or not, they had to two minutes to submit their final pitches before judging would begin. It was the second annual University of Arkansas Blockchain Hackathon, bringing together over 200 students from across disciplines in both the undergraduate […]

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Two truths and a lie: The newest party game to explain blockchain

The subject of blockchain and the technology behind it is still a hot topic. In the course of an evening, 9 out of 10 parties refer to blockchain at least once — in a non-scientific study conducted by this author. The word “blockchain” is going more mainstream but the fundamental understanding still remains confusing for […]

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