Canada needs to adopt Blockchain technology to meet ambitious agriculture and food goals
By Evan FraserDec. 7, 2017
In essence, Blockchain gives us the tools to track and verify almost anything we can imagine in complicated global food supply chains. And this means consumers will know exactly what they’re eating, and how it is produced, and where it has come from, writes Evan Fraser.
Professor Evan Fraser, Canada Research Chair on global food security and director of the Arrell Food Institute, says Canada should adopt Blockchain technology to double agri-food exports and become the world’s trusted supplier of safe sustainable food, as envisioned in a landmark report from the federal government's Advisory Committee on Economic Growth. Photograph courtesy of Ryan Cheney
In February, Dominic Barton and the Advisory Committee on Economic Growth set an audacious goal for the country. To become the world’s trusted supplier of safe sustainable food for the 21st century and in doing so double our agri-food exports.
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