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    Albertsons, IBM blockchain pilot takes on leafy killer

    After E.coli-laced lettuce sickened hundreds last year, an IBM Food Trust partner is trying to modernize a paper-based supply chain

    The second-largest supermarket chain in the U.S. has decided to test the power of blockchain technology on one of the most dangerous foods of 2018: romaine lettuce, which killed five Americans and sickened 282 over the course of two Shiga toxin-producing E.coli outbreaks, one beginning in the spring and the second before Thanksgiving.

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    Using blockchain to battle E. coli and blood diamonds

    Retailers like Walmart are using IBM blockchain technology to trace produce from the farm to the table

    2018 has not been a kind year to Romaine lettuce. Just before Thanksgiving, the popular salad mix began its second major recall in the United States this year due to contamination by E. coli bacteria. And on Dec. 6, while the U. S. Centers for Disease Control reiterated its Romaine warning, the U.S. Department of Agriculture added another 2,500 tons of ground beef to the 3,500-ton recall issued on Tuesday over a salmonella outbreak. In fact, salmonella has forced the destruction of turkey, pork, chicken, eggs, tahini sauce, and even Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal this year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. There are a lot of ways…

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    Must-reads for September 28, 2018: Walmart forces blockchain on farms, big Indian exchange shuts down, and crypto stuff to do in Scotland

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    Walmart, Sam’s Club tell suppliers to get on blockchain network (Computerworld) Walmart has told suppliers of leafy green vegetables that they better tracking their produce on the blockchain in the next 12 months or else. The goal is to enhance food safety and find the sources of E coli when they happen. It would also mean that Walmart would be able to isolate problems and not have deal with the expenses of mass recalls. Besides, Walmart loves it when suppliers outsource thing to China.   Major Indian Bitcoin Exchange Zebpay Shuts Down Due to Banking Freeze (CCN) Zebpay, one of India’s biggest crypto exchanges, is calling it quits. That means…