With the rise in food contamination and other food-related illnesses and natural disasters threatening to reduce and destroy our crops at anytime, it is safe to say that the world’s food supply chain is vulnerable. It is a problem that technology and consulting giant IBM has taken up as a challenge to solve.
A problem with foodborne illnesses is that it can be difficult to discern where the tainted produce comes from, especially when food is being produced and sold at a global scale. Using comprehensive tracking systems from IBM and partner companies, however, we can now trace food properly as it passes through the increasingly complex global supply chain. We can now easily see which farms have infected produce and which are clean, effectively controlling food contamination.
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