According to a recent official announcement revealed by theDairyFarmers of America [DFA] which is a farmer-owned cooperative with over 14,500 associates, would work to increasesupplychain transparency byemployingblockchain technology for tracking Milk and is operated by foodtech.startup company named Ripe.io.
In line with the announcement made, the organization hopesto extendcustomers’ trust in itsmerchandisebyassuringcustomersthat they cantraceproductback to theirpointof origin.
The DFA explainedit’dtrial the technology, anddoesn’thavea particularapplication or product in mind,aforementionedDavid Darr,vice presidentofpropertyand member services,in a verystatement.
Mentioning further he said:
“Consumersthese dayswishto grasp information from where their products arrive and a startup company named ‘Ripe.io’ employing the blockchain technology for the purpose wouldofferscustomerswith a real timeinformation,which mightfacilitate increased trust and confidenceconcerningfood production fromthe beginning to the end.”
“Weunderstandthat there isplentyof application for blockchain technologybuilt for theagriculture,and that weultimatelywishto assistourfarmfarmers to be at the forefront … For now, our goal isto guagethe technology and explorehowcould it be profitable for the supplychain.”
This news from DFA juts came after when Walmart and Sam’s Clubproclaimedthat they mightforce suppliers ofvegetable productsto store their products originon a blockchain platform that would be developedin collaborationby IBM.
Announced as a response to a recent E. coli scare, Walmart intendsto makeend-to-end traceability.This could also permitthe corporateto trace any potential outbreaks back to theirsupplyadditionallywith efficiencyin comparison to the present.