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China bans ICOs as part of their fight against cryptocurrency

The hype around ICOs or initial coin offerings has reached fever pitch in the US mainstream outlets such as CNBC offering viewers advice on how to build their own “cryptocurrency portfolio.” In China, though, the authorities have had enough, and today the Chinese government took the bold move of banning ICOs.....

New app facilitates Indian ag exports to the EU

A new mobile app for facilitating farm registration, testing and certification of grape, pomegranate and vegetables meant for export from India to the European Union has been launched.The mobile app, hortinet, developed by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA),.....

Israeli scientist develops easy way to test fruit freshness

Assessing the freshness of fruit can be a bit of a guessing game, and the lack of an easy and accurate way of doing it is one of the leading causes of food waste. Israeli computer scientist Avi Schwartzer, looking to solve the problem came up with the idea for the AclaroMetersays.“Know Your Fruit” is the motto.....

Upcoming workshop to promote tech in the NL fruit & veg sector

On September 11th and 12th, Dutch growers associations Best of Four, Door, Harvest House and Van Nature invite growers and experts from companies and research institutions will come together in the GLAS4.0 Accelerator Workshop to explore the use of technology to create a brighter future for horticulture. "We.....

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Logistics industry will see improved connectivity, efficiency and security with blockchain

A successful pilot program delivered by logistics technology company Marine Transport International (MTI) has demonstrated that the logistics industry will see improved connectivity, efficiency and security thanks to blockchain.MTI, in conjunction with Agility Sciences, have today released a white paper.....

Improvement of bilateral trade and protection of national agriculture

Peru and Holland interconnect their electronic certification systems

The National Agrarian Health Service (SENASA) reported that authorities in Peru and the Netherlands have interconnected their electronic certification systems, which will reduce risks of falsification of documents, times and costs.Likewise, the measure is expected to protect national agriculture, and in the.....

Dole and Driscoll's join IBM blockchain

A group of leading companies across the global food supply chain today announced a major blockchain collaboration with IBM intended to further strengthen consumer confidence in the global food system. The consortium includes Dole, Driscoll's, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company,.....

Fraunhofer-Study: Corrugated board packagings are the backbone of logistics 4.0

The digital transformation of logistics had a major influence on the role of transportation packaging in the supply chains of trade - corrgugated board is offering a basis as carrier material for the relevant technologies. Those are the main findings of a study conducted by the Fraunhofer-Institute for.....