Walmart, Merck, IBM, and KPMG are teaming up with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a blockchain pilot program aimed at protecting the American pharmaceutical supply chain.
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…