First leafy vegetables, now milk.
A day after Walmart gave its produce suppliers a year to join its blockchain effort to track shipments, some of America’s dairy farmers said in a press release they will be exploring blockchain technology, too.
The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a farmer-owned cooperative with more than 14,500 members, said it would work to “increase supply chain transparency” by tracking milk products using a blockchain platform operated by food tech startup ripe.io.
“We’ve led and participated in many other pilot projects and know there are tremendous possibilities with blockchain and agriculture,” Raja Ramachandran, CEO and co-founder at ripe.io, said in the press release. “DFA has been a great partner for us, and we look forward to working with them to better understand the potential value blockchain can provide for dairy.”