During the COVID-19 pandemic, the necessity to boost supply chain becomes critical, as shipment delays, especially if it concerns medical equipment, might cost someone’s life. Probably that is the reason for some organizations thinking blockchain technology could be the saviour of the ageing global supply chain infrastructure.
Cases of food contamination, counterfeits and requests from consumers for more information on the origin of food are increasing the demand for solutions, both system and global, which can show all actors in the supply chain how to certify traceability and the processing of the processed, distributed and sold product.
IBM is seriously designing a blockchain proof-of-concept (PoC) for an agency of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) called the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), which will enable it to assess how distributed ledger technology (DLT) can fully enhance important regulation services especially export certification systems.
Some Italian companies that produce agrifood are starting to use innovative technologies especially blockchain to track the transformation of sustenance. The distributed ledger technology (DLT) will help to improve safety within the food industry.
A world in which, with your mobile, sitting comfortably at the table, you can know everything in a few seconds, really everything, about the traceability of what you have on your plate and in your glass, is here. Italy is supporting new technologies including blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) to transform the food industry.
Blockchain technology is already known to the Sardinian agribusiness. The law proposal presented by the M5S regional councilor Alessandro Solinas, aimed at creating a multifunctional regional IT platform able to reconstruct and follow the path of food through all stages of production in Italy, is an ambitious and great potential goal from the farm to the fork.