food supply chain

Brewing a more traceable and sustainable beer industry with blockchain

Whether you’re at Oktoberfest, a craft brewery or your local pub, the beer in your glass typically begins with four key ingredients: grain, water, yeast and hops. The variety comes from mixing those ingredients in different proportions and adding others to create distinct flavors. The beer itself tells a story of how those ingredients were […]

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3 key areas of enterprise blockchain adoption in 2021

Many businesses are seeing the COVID-19 pandemic as a watershed for technology and innovation investment. Technology budgets have been reprioritised with a laser focus on near-term return on investment as a necessity for most. At the same time remote working, lockdowns and supply chain challenges have accelerated digital transformations that otherwise might have taken a […]

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Made in Umbria: IBM Food Trust helps certify food authenticity

Seventy-nine percent of consumers believe it’s important for brands to provide guaranteed authenticity, according to a recent IBM and the National Retail Federation survey. Fifty-seven percent are willing to change their purchasing habits to help reduce environmental harm. Clearly, in a crowded market where brand differentiation is essential, food brands can benefit by informing consumers […]

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Launching nine new projects on blockchain and data transparency

The Columbia-IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency brings together cross-disciplinary teams to advance innovation in blockchain and data transparency and closely associated topics for the good of society that will drive new science and technology, develop thought leadership and influence policy. Our aim is support not just cutting-edge research in the underlying technologies that […]

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Blockchain as an enabler to becoming a cognitive enterprise

Technologies like blockchain, IoT, AI and automation, play a key role in the transformation of organizations to a cognitive enterprise. Interaction with its stakeholder ecosystem is foundational to any enterprise and blockchain solutions make these interactions efficient by optimizing these touchpoints. As we discussed in our previous post, blockchain technology brings trust in transactions by […]

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Blockchain Newsletter for June: COVID-19 spurs blockchain innovation

Welcome to the first issue of Blockchain News You Can Use. We hope to become a “must read” among the hundreds of news sources you have at your fingertips. What makes us different? Each month we will focus on one or two critical topics, crystallizing the news coverage into a quick read about what’s important […]

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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 — but make it fashion

Perhaps the most widely referenced use case for blockchain is track and trace, the benefits of which have been expounded upon countlessly. Still, how often are these benefits applied to industries outside of banking and manufacturing? Blockchain as a service continues to prove itself across industries, having graduated from successful pilots such as those in […]

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