Walmart Is Hoping a Blockchain Can Clean Up China’s Dirty Pork Industry

Walmart Is Hoping a #Blockchain Can Clean Up China’s Dirty Pork Industry

  • China’s appetite for pork has spiked over the last decade, and its farming sector has struggled to meet demand.
  • In 2006, the country consumed 46 million metric tons of pork, according to the US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service.
  • A customer buys pork at a supermarket in Yichang city, central China’s Hubei province.
  • Blockchain may be a good solution for health risks in the short term, but in the long term, experts agree we need to focus on how to curb global meat consumption to a more sustainable level-not make it even easier and cheaper to get pork chops at Walmart.
  • China has been trying to counteract the rising popularity of more Western meats like pork and beef by pledging to reduce the country’s overall meat consumption by 50 percent by 2030.

A new pilot project aims to track the food supply more closely, to avoid the safety scares of the past.
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Walmart Is Hoping a Blockchain Can Clean Up China’s Dirty Pork Industry

Walmart Is Hoping a #Blockchain Can Clean Up China’s Dirty Pork Industry

  • China’s appetite for pork has spiked over the last decade, and its farming sector has struggled to meet demand.
  • In 2006, the country consumed 46 million metric tons of pork, according to the US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service.
  • A customer buys pork at a supermarket in Yichang city, central China’s Hubei province.
  • Blockchain may be a good solution for health risks in the short term, but in the long term, experts agree we need to focus on how to curb global meat consumption to a more sustainable level-not make it even easier and cheaper to get pork chops at Walmart.
  • China has been trying to counteract the rising popularity of more Western meats like pork and beef by pledging to reduce the country’s overall meat consumption by 50 percent by 2030.

A new pilot project aims to track the food supply more closely, to avoid the safety scares of the past.
Continue reading “Walmart Is Hoping a Blockchain Can Clean Up China’s Dirty Pork Industry”

Walmart Is Hoping a Blockchain Can Clean Up China’s Dirty Pork Industry

motherboard: Walmart is hoping a blockchain can clean up China's pork industry

  • China’s appetite for pork has spiked over the last decade, and its farming sector has struggled to meet demand.
  • In 2006, the country consumed 46 million metric tons of pork, according to the US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service.
  • A customer buys pork at a supermarket in Yichang city, central China’s Hubei province.
  • Blockchain may be a good solution for health risks in the short term, but in the long term, experts agree we need to focus on how to curb global meat consumption to a more sustainable level-not make it even easier and cheaper to get pork chops at Walmart.
  • China has been trying to counteract the rising popularity of more Western meats like pork and beef by pledging to reduce the country’s overall meat consumption by 50 percent by 2030.

A new pilot project aims to track the food supply more closely, to avoid the safety scares of the past.
Continue reading “Walmart Is Hoping a Blockchain Can Clean Up China’s Dirty Pork Industry”