Bringing Change to the Food System with Blockchain
Under the current agricultural system, it’s the norm for both the farmer and consumer to be disconnected. Neal raises flocks of 50,000 turkeys a couple times a year on his farm, outside of Crawford, Texas. The turkeys are owned and hatched by Cargill, and up until recently, there wouldn’t have been an easy way for the consumer or farmer to follow that vast food chain. The blockchain changes that. . . . In our modern food chain, there are many steps from farm to table. . . . “There is maybe one entity in that whole chain that might have the whole story of where that product started and what happened to it along the way before it gets on the supermarket shelf,” Hopkins says.