• Restaurant Toks to track coffee
    Technology

    Mexico’s Restaurant Toks tracking coffee on blockchain

    Simba Chain’s smart-contract-as-a-service platform is helping the casual dining chain track the source and sustainability of the coffee it serves

    Restaurant Toks, a casual dining chain with 208 locations across Mexico, has teamed up with blockchain provider Simba Chain and the University of Notre Dame to create a distributed application to register and track every coffee bean it has "purchased, processed, packaged, and sold."

  • Dole promises farm-to-shelf tracking
    Technology

    Dole promises farm-to-shelf blockchain tracking of all foods by 2025

    Food giant will be use tracking technologies in every supply chain, increasing food safety while reducing food waste

    Dole gave blockchain a core role in its 2020 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, promising to expand its use of the technology from leafy greens and fresh vegetables to make sure all products are fully traceable by 2025.

  • Nestlé brews consumer coffee blockchain
    Technology

    Blockachaino: Nestlé brews consumer coffee blockchain

    The food giant has expanded its use of IBM Food Trust blockchain technology to deliver full transparency on the provenance of a steaming cup of joe

    Swedish coffee aficionados can trace their arabica beans back to their place of origin after Nestlé expanded its use of blockchain technology to its Rainforest Alliance Certified Zoégas brand

  • Trash panda buffet (via Wikimedia Commons).
    Technology

    Deloitte: Blockchain can help fresh food industry save the world

    Just 4% of the suppliers and retailers of meat and produce are using blockchain. But with the population skyrocketing and 40% of food wasted, that will have to change

    With the number of mouths to feed set to grow 50% by 2050, fresh food manufacturers and suppliers have to do a better job getting food to market before it spoils. More than 60% are planning to use blockchain to do that, according to a new study.