• Tracing food on blockchain
    Technology

    Tracing food on blockchain gains momentum, with shoppers willing to pay big bucks

    As new innovations continue to emerge in the industry, an IBM report says some shoppers would be willing to pay a premium of 35% for fully traceable produce

    In a one night only event, the company invited Washington, D.C. locals—along with food industry executives and legislators—to order curbside meals featuring produce that was traced by HerdX’s blockchain system. Diners were then able to see where their beef had come from—in this case, the Dean and Peeler Meatworks farm in South Texas.

  • Chinese company tracks pork
    Asia & Australia,  Technology

    As Chinese consumers shun pork, premium brands turn to blockchain

    In tech-savvy Shenzhen, few consumers buy pork products with generic labels. Now, QR codes and blockchain are being used to win them round

    In the well-heeled Chinese city of Shenzhen, shoppers are painfully aware of the food safety scandals that have emerged in recent years. Gangs have been caught red-handed selling tons of frozen meat that was more than 40 years old, and hundreds of people have previously been sickened after eating pork laced with steroids to help pigs grow faster.

  • 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.