Food Supply Chain

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

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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Brewing blockchain: Tracing ethically sourced coffee

A survey by the National Coffee Association finds that 64 percent of Americans, age 18 and over, drink coffee daily. After factoring in the less-caffeinated casual coffee drinker, this results in 400 million cups of coffee consumed daily in the United States. That may seem like a lot, until compared with most European countries who […]

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Taste the future with a blockchain meal

Preparing dinner for our loved ones is more than serving a tasty meal. Like many consumers, I want to know what goes into my body and those of my family and friends. I want to be confident that the fish I purchase is exactly what I think it is — not a substitute of lower […]

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This summer, fishing in Finland means food traceability on the menu

We all want to know more about the food we are eating, and for consumers in Finland who love their fish, it is now possible to trace their purchased fish fillet all the way back to the actual lake that the fish was caught. Finnish retail cooperative S-Group, will test their Pike-perch radar solution, which […]

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Weather, wither, whether: How blockchain enables precision agriculture

In the past few years, there has been an increasing emphasis on precision agriculture. The practice of precision agriculture helps ensure that every small parcel of land has measured and obtained the right amounts of fertilizer, seed, water and other requirements. Local weather patterns are used as an aid in accurate cultivation, and harvesting and […]

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One nation’s move to increase food safety with blockchain

Blockchain is contributing to many promising advances in the areas of food safety and authenticity. While there might not yet be wide-scale examples of the benefits to consumers, we can find validation for such projects and inspiration by studying Dubai in the United Arabic Emirates. Why Dubai? Dubai is full of people who look to […]

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I’ll only eat blockchain cereal with a food safety label on the box

With the recent announcement of blockchain being used to improve consumer confidence in food safety, you may see another label join the growing list on your favorite box of cereal or carton of ice cream. Organic, non-GMO, fair trade and more Have you noticed that more and more food products have “USDA organic” or “Non-GMO […]

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Improving confidence in food safety with IBM Blockchain

The spinach on the grocery store shelf is bright green and looks delicious, but how do you know it is actually safe for you to eat? What if your retailer could see and validate with certainty where that spinach was grown, handled, stored and inspected, as well as every stop it made on its journey […]

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