Blockchain in the Food Supply Chain

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Blockchain has potentially huge impacts on how agricultural supply chains operate. Blockchain applications are expected to minimize transaction costs and improve transparency in the food supply chain.

In this article, three NC State ARE professors (Heidi Schweizer, Kathryn Boys and Andrew Branan) introduce blockchain and discuss applications of the technology in the context of agriculture.

Topics include:

  • Define Your Terms
  • Agricultural Applications
  • Smart Contracts
  • Compare and Contrast Blockchain and RFID

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