Blockchain Technology: A New Era of End-to-End Transparency in the Global Food System

November 16, 2017
2 p.m. Eastern

AFFI will host a webinar on Thursday, November 16, at 2 p.m. (ET) on Blockchain technology and its potential applications in the food industry. 

Blockchain is a novel digital information technology that is expected to revolutionize the way transactional data is recorded and stored. While the full scope of potential uses in the food industry are unknown, experts suggest Blockchain technology will enable food companies to source information about the origin, condition, and movement of food, and even to trace contaminated food within seconds. In fact, all facets of the global food supply chain from farm to table would have access to the ecosystem within the Blockchain database.  

Major food companies such as Walmart, Unilever, and Nestle have announced a Blockchain collaboration with IBM. 

Walmart’s Vice President of Food Safety, Frank Yiannas, will provide introductory comments about how Blockchain technology can realize Walmart’s vision of a fully transparent 21st Century digitized food system. NSF International’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Chandana Kathuria, and Director of Business Applications, Kannappan Manickam, will provide participants with an overview of Blockchain technology and the opportunities it presents for the food industry.