Since recently Cargill’s Honeysuckle White turkeys have a special code on their tags, which helps to identify farms from which birds have come. It was made possible by using a blockchain, where all the information about turkeys is ciphered with the help of cryptography.
It should be noted that the company decided to use a blockchain platform to show their belief in respectableness of family farmers. The blockchain includes information about farm, diet of the birds and conditions of turkey operations. Buyers can get not much information about the data, which the blockchain contains, only about the farm. But they in any case have an opportunity to surf and discover more about the particular independent family farmer.
Cargill wasn’t the first company to use such technology. In August representatives of Nestle, Dole and Tyson Food made a declaration that they would use RFDI-based systems to prove freshness and quality of their food and drinks. Mentioned companies collaborate with IBM for this purpose.