Posts tagged "Blockchain"

CIO’s persistence nets blockchain system for tuna supply chain

[31 July/CIO Dive] Bumble Bee Foods’, CIO and SVP Tony Costa has made a half-dozen trips to Indonesia to negotiate the details of a blockchain system that traces the path of yellowfin tuna. The result is that buyers of Bumble Bee’s ‘’Natural Blue by Anova’’ frozen tuna steaks can use their smartphones to scan a...

Nestle to pilot new blockchain platform

(2 July/Food Business News) Nestle is looking to team up with blockchain platform OpenSC, to help provide it’s consumers with transparency and track their food back to its source. Nestle will run a pilot program that will trace milk from farms and producers in New Zealand to its factories in the Middle East. In a...

New machine to help export traceability

[05 June/The Scoop] AgResearch is developing a method of giving New Zealand exports a unique fingerprint that scientifically proves their provenance and could be used to deter supply-chain fraud. The method can also detect what feed a carcass was reared on. Dr Alastair Ross said the new rapid evaporative ionisation mass spectrometer (REIMS) machine being...

Business using blockchain, invisible ink to protect manuka honey

[17 April/Stuff NZ]   Jars of manuka honey are being marked with invisible ink and tracked with block chain technology in an effort to keep counterfeit products off the market. Manuka honey has become such a precious commodity forcing producers to implement high-tech methods to prevent imitation. Midlands Apiaries, has introduced this technology on its...

New partnership establishes the blockchain of taste

[04 April/FoodDive] Ripe.io which uses blockchain and similar distributed ledger technology to track foods through the supply chain has announced a partnership with FlavorWiki. FlavorWiki has a digital app for consumers to evaluate taste. The partnership is intended to enable consumers to find out how their products taste throughout production and the supply chain, with...

New technology will help

[08 February/Rural News] A new report states primary industries may be able to use blockchain and distributed ledger technologies to help capture high-value niches. They can connect the sector more directly to consumers through supply chain innovations. Callaghan Innovation and blockchain venture studio Centrality commissioned the report which is written by author Joshua Vial. The...

Blockchain trialed for sea cucumber traceability in Japan

[28 January/SeafoodSource] The distributed ledge technology, Blockchain (originally created in the development of cryptocurrency) is being used by a Japanese government backed organisation to develop food traceability projects, including a tracking tool for sea cucumber. Japan has been a leader in the adoption of cryptocurrency trading and their government continues to encourage the growth by...

Food & Ag Was Noticeably Absent from CES, But the Leaders Know It’s Coming

[17 January/AgFunder] Two high profile food innovations grabbed attention at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas – IBM’s blockchain initiative with Walmart and Impossible Foods’ meat-free burger (the new Impossible 2.0 Burger was named by tech publisher Digital Trends as the Top Tech of CES) however other food technology was notably absent. The...

ASB, Greenlea claim blockchain first with meat export deal

[1 November/NZ Herald] ASB says that Greenlea Premier Meats used its new ‘single trade window’ service to process an export deal with a large Korean customer, a transaction the bank says is a landmark as the blockchain based service meant digital payment and paperwork for the deal were wrapped up in an hour. The transaction...

Rotorua agri-tech event focuses on digital technologies

[24 November/ NZ Herald] MobileTECH 2018 is one of New Zealand’s largest agri-tech events and would invite technology leaders from throughout the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors to discuss themes including artificial intelligence, machine learning and smart data. MobileTECH Programme Manager, Ken Wilson said the event would continue to be a platform for change and...

Someone Figured Out How to Put Tomatoes on a Blockchain

[9 November/Bloomberg Technology] Ripe.io is a startup utilising blockchain technology to track the ripeness, colour and flavour of tomato crops. They plan to expand their technology to all aspects of the agriculture industry. Founders Raja Ramachandran and Phil Harris met while working on Wall Street and were intrigued by how blockchain was changing the finance...

From Bitcoin to Agriculture: How Can Farmers Benefit from Blockchain

 [29 August/ AgFunder News] Blockchain is a technology that allows users to transfer assets between each other without the need for a trusted intermediary. As each exchange was recorded on a ledger that was shared by all users, it could be relied upon to provide a transparent view into the details of the assets, including...