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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
8/27/2017 | 11:02:54 AM
Re: Blockchain to protect food supply
Joe, yes, I find all the tracking of illnesses and outbreaks very interesting. Or anything related to food. There is so much technology can do about this. I wonder if you heard updates on the honey bee colony collapse disorder (CCD) at the Bio-IT conference.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
8/27/2017 | 10:00:00 AM
Re: Blockchain to protect food supply
@Susan: I attended an FDA presentation at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo in 2016 where they extensively discussed how the FDA tracks illnesses and outbreaks, and it's amazing what they keep track of.

Pricing of supplies is one critical factor for instance. One major problem with insulin medication some years ago was tied to a particular ingredient costing too much -- leading to inferior substitutes by farmers in China -- which, in turn, impacted the global drug supply.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
8/27/2017 | 9:57:41 AM
Blockchaining food
Was just a matter of time. Blockchain is already used to track provenance of pharmaceuticals, and the FDA had hinted a couple of years ago at leveraging it more. Good to see the private sector taking the lead here.
Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
8/23/2017 | 8:00:00 AM
Blockchain to protect food supply
This is very interesting. I hope Blockchain technology will work as they expect to solve those problems in the food supply chain. The salmonella outbreak with papayas sounds terrible. You think you are safe eating something healthy and all of a sudden you find yourself with such unwelcomed surprise. Yiks!


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