Leafy greens can be traced on the blockchain. As can mashed potatoes, mangoes and most recently, shrimp. They are just some of the products farmers, food producers and retailers worldwide are tracing using IBM Food Trust, the leading blockchain solution for transparency and traceability within the global food supply chain. More than 50 companies have signed on to work with the trust.
Using IBM blockchain technology running on the IBM Cloud, the Food Trust connects growers, processors, distributors and retailers through a permissioned, permanent and shared record of food-system data that can drastically cut the time needed to trace produce from farm to store, or inform a consumer on where their food came from. In a pilot program, tracing time was reduced from almost seven days to just 2.2 seconds.