Using blockchain to combat Australia’s food and wine fraud problem

National Blockchain Lead Chloe White -from the Department of Industry- recently stated that as  Australia is a significant exporter of fruit and vegetables, making use of blockchain innovation can offer a provenance option to the food and wine fraud that costs Australia a minimum of $1.7 billion yearly.

Confirming the credibility of fruit and vegetables that are declared to be Australian, but in reality are made in regional and abroad markets, is among the biggest difficulties dealing with the nation’s farming market.

Now, a supply chain online forum including regional specialists and federal government authorities has actually promoted utilizing blockchain innovation to combat the  $1.7 billion worth of food fraud yearly damaging Australia’s main sector.

Blockchain Australia deputy chair Rob Allen moderated the online panel conversation on Sept 4 going over use-cases for blockchain within the supply chain sector to an audience of more than 150 guests.

Recipients of supposedly Australian exports view our products as being high quality, Allen stated, although strategies might be utilized to lower their quality prior to it reaches the end-consumer. These strategies may see a bottle of Australian water filled up and resold approximately 7 times throughout China, or oil offered “out the backdoor to smugglers” who water it down and resell it.

Blockchain can be utilized to increase the openness and reliability of the information helping in item authentication, Fullerton declared.

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