• 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.

  • 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.