Legendary musician Peter Gabriel brings his name, network and investment to leading UK blockchain startup Provenance.org. MORE >>>
Five dead and 216 sickened across 36 states. Why don’t we have a system that lets us track food-borne contamination back to the source — quickly?
Repost from January 20, 2014: Critics are quick to judge Bitcoin and the concept of virtual currencies. These technologies do indeed possess many risks. But once “cryptocurrencies” are fully baked, virtual currencies could do to transactions what the Internet did to information. MORE >>>
FoodLogiQ is partnering with Subway, AgBiome Innovations, Testo, Tyson Foods and others in the project, which is set to kick off in Q3 of this year. MORE >>>
Financial Times: Blockchain may have started life as the technology underlying cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin but it is quietly starting to revolutionise a far more prosaic sector: the world of food and drink. MORE >>>
Food Safety News: “Outbreak investigators have been trying to trace the romaine for two months, but they still can’t determine who grew, processed and shipped the implicated produce.” MORE >>>
In terms of blockchain adoption for supply chain, other countries seem to be moving further, faster than the US. Thoughts?
“It is becoming all too apparent that current food safety and quality management systems are simply not designed to detect, nor sophisticated enough to prevent fraud occurring in our food.”
“While Microsoft’s blockchain supply chain group, Project Manifest, is gaining traction with potential partners, the effort to track everything from auto parts to medical devices remains tightly held under non-disclosure agreements.”