Food

UPS and Agritech Firm Use Blockchain to Verify Beef Shipment From US to Japan

American logistics giant UPS has successfully delivered a blockchain-verified beef shipment from the United States to Japan. The company partnered with agritech firm HerdX to incorporate its packaging technology into a blockchain network to trace the journey of beef from Kansas to Japan, the firm announced on Nov. 11. As announced by UPS, the jointly-delivered …

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Instacart cuts quality bonuses for couriers

Sponsored Links Instacart Instacart is still embroiled in pay disputes despite past dramas. Motherboard has learned that Instacart is scrapping a $3 quality bonus it provides to shoppers who receive five-star ratings. The incentive “did not meaningfully improve quality,” according to email sent to workers, and will disappear on November 11th. There’s no mention of …

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Largest American Food Coop to Pilot Mastercard’s Blockchain Tech

Topco Associates, the largest American retail food group purchasing organization, will pilot Mastercard’s blockchain tech in its operations.  According to a press release on Oct. 27, Topco will test a traceability platform developed by logistics firm Envisible. The Wholechain platform is based on Mastercard’s blockchain-based Provenance Solution.  Topco will use the platform to trace the …

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Food Network’s cooking instruction service lets you ask Alexa for help

Sponsored Links Discovery Discovery wants to be your one-stop shop for cooking classes, and it’s enlisting Amazon’s help to make that happen. The broadcaster has unveiled a Food Network Kitchen service that offers a mix of live classes from celebrity chefs, on-demand classes, TV shows and recipes. It’ll be available on a raft of Amazon …

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PR: Liven Announces Strategic Partnership with Bitcoin.com

<header class=”article__header”> </header> Liven, the lifestyle rewards app that lets users spend and earn cryptocurrency rewards in over 1,000 restaurants across Australia, is introducing Bitcoin Cash into the LivenPay ecosystem. Meanwhile, Liven’s native token, LVN, gets listed on <a href=”https://www.zb.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>ZB.com</a> after a successful completion of its oversubscribed ZB UP Launch. Up until …

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Amazon-owned Whole Foods cuts medical benefits for part-time workers

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Steven Senne Not all is well with Whole Foods in the Amazon era. The grocery chain has confirmed to Business Insider that it’s cutting medical benefits for part-time staff who work a minimum of 20 hours per week. A spokesperson said Whole Foods was dropping the benefits as part of a move …

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Supermarket Chain Migros Implements Blockchain-Based Food Traceability

Switzerland’s largest supermarket chain and retailer, Migros is turning to blockchain to keep tabs on its supply chain for food. Migros announced the implementation of TE-Food’s blockchain-based food traceability system, Aug. 29. Whilst many retailers are incorporating such systems to provide transparent information to customers, Migros is looking to the technology to optimize processes and …

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KFC is testing Beyond Meat ‘chicken’ in an Atlanta restaurant

Sponsored Links Beyond Meat Plant-based meat substitutes may soon be an option for fast food chicken. CNBC reports that KFC will start testing Beyond Fried Chicken at an Atlanta restaurant on August 27th. Yes, you could grab a bucket of chicken without feeling quite so guilty — or greasy, if Beyond Meat’s earlier work is …

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Leading Latin America Investment Bank Joins Distributed Ledger Group

Leading Latin America investment bank BTG Pactual joined the organizing committee of the Post-Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group. Alliance for blockchain use Industry news outlet LedgerInsights reported on Aug. 15 that Brazil-based bank BTG Pactual joined PTDL Group’s organizing committee. PTDL Group reportedly provides a platform allowing market participants to share information on blockchain and …

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PR: Australian Bitcoin Cash Conference Brings Cryptocurrency Leaders to Townsville

<header class=”article__header”> </header> Global leaders from the Bitcoin Cash community will gather at the first Bitcoin Cash City Conference in Australia, being held in Townsville on September 4 & 5. Townsville has really embraced Bitcoin Cash, so hosting this conference in the cozy, coastal suburb was a natural next step. Australia’s first gathering of enthusiasts …

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