We’ve recently seen via a report in the Belfast Telegraph and also Food Quality News that Belfast based company Arc-net is using a blockchain to help increase food traceability, visibility across the food supply chain. From reading the reports, when an animal is born, they are assigned a RFID tag and code, which is matched to their DNA, and their entire journey through the food production cycle from “farm to fork” is put in a blockchain.
This is an interesting application of blockchain tech, and one that has a very important potential for Ireland, given that both the North and Republic export huge amounts of livestock.
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