Applying Blockchain to the feed industry

This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.

Key Points

  • Blockchain has not been leveraged across the feed supply chain
  • Bulk commodity complexity and lack of incentive may limit blockchain in the feed supply
  • High value and discreetly packaged animal feed products would be easier entry points
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What is Blockchain?

This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.

This week, Dr. Jennifer Van de Ligt and her team explain to us what blockchain is.

Key Points

  • Blockchain has potential to improve traceability and accountability across the feed supply chain
  • Blockchain allows parties to trade in the absence of a mediator or trusting relationship
  • Blockchain transactions are decentralized, immutable, consensus-validated, and secured
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