food supply chain

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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The biggest, baddest thing in supply chain for 2020

Supply chain has had an interesting history in the last decade. Business landscapes became global, consumers are more intelligent, markets grew, customer value became important, the last mile got shorter and speed to action became crucial. Technology has been a key influencer for these changes to happen, and one of the technologies that is disrupting […]

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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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