The National Pork Board of U.S.A has partnered with Ripe.io to drive blockchain project use in the pork industry. Ripe published the press release on 18 March.
Ripe.io is a blockchain solution firm that transforms the food system through blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The report mentions that the partnership will supposedly enable the National Pork Board to use a blockchain-based ecosystem of Ripe. The blockchain ecosystem will monitor, estimate and continuously enhance sustainability practices exercised by the board.
Raja Ramachandran, co-founder of Ripe.io, quoted in the report that:
“The growing demand across the entire food supply chain – including end consumers – is to ‘Know Your Food.’ The ripe.io platform generates powerful levels of transparency and trust by enabling collaboration and consensus of data and activities within food systems.”
Ramachandran further explained that through its blockchain technology, consumers like the National Pork Board can enable its services. The blockchain firm will provide members to build shared, immutable and trusted documents that address critical food issues such as quality, sustainability, traceability, fraud and waste.
The report cites, while utilizing Ripe’s blockchain-based ecosystem, the National Pork Board will exhibit its producers the advantage of having a responsible supply chain on board. The board will consolidate the sustainability data and activities accumulated on the Ripe.
The platform will highlight how pork producers build sustainable pork production conditions. In addition, through a distributed permissioned ledger, this program data can be visible to partners in the ecosystem to ensure valid certifications. The collected data stay anonymous in order to create a benchmark indicator for each ethical principle.
Dr. Brett Kaysen, Assistant Vice President of Sustainability at the National Pork Board mentioned in the report that from the past 50 years, United State’s pig farmers have followed We Care principles.
We Care principles will allow United State’s farmers to produce a product that would become increasingly sustainable by utilizing 75% less land, 25% less water, and 7% less energy.
Kaysen further says that the board is excited to work with Ripe, to utilize its blockchain technology. The technology will help to record proof points through its system that can benchmark performance while enhancing transparency of the complete pork value chain.
In December, last year, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced its alliance with IBM, to test a pilot system for blockchain-based supply chain system.
The innovative system will render a secure platform with comprehensive management information for the entire value chain of ADNOC; including tracking, validating, and execution of transactions at every single stage.