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iPhone apps, blockchain and the future of food

If you could verify how your food was grown, treated and distributed using an iPhone app, blockchain and a packaging code, would you? IBM thinks you might. From the cradle to the plate Everyone knows that food standards aren’t equal. Nowhere is this clearer than in the treatment of chickens destined for your plate. Some are…

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A blockchain/IoT combo could reduce food fraud by $131B in five years

Using blockchain and IoT tracking technology to trace the journey food takes from farms to grocery store shelves will “revolutionize” the food industry, reducing retailers’ costs by streamlining supply chains and simplifying regulatory compliance, according to a new study by UK-based Juniper Research. The report said blockchain’s immutable ledger, combined with IoT sensors and trackers,…

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Mastercard partners on blockchain-based food supply chain

Mastercard is partnering with food track-and-trace software provider Envisible to create a blockchain-based supply chain platform to help supermarkets trace the origin of seafood. Envisible’s new Wholechain traceability system will be powered by Mastercard’s blockchain-based Provenance service; it’s designed to give grocery partners more insight into the ethical sourcing and environmental compliance of the seafood…

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What Do Food Expiration Dates Really Mean? – LifeSavvy

lightpoet/Shutterstock Food expiration dates appear on nearly all food items. It’s likely you’ve eaten foods past their listed expiration date and not noticed anything different. When something expires, should you throw it out right away? Understanding the Expiration Date on Foods Many foods contain a “sell by” date, which tells the store when to take…

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