Blockchain to help innovate EU's agricultural industry
- 3 weeks ago
Emmanuel Macron has suggested for increased use of data technologies such as blockchain in the EU to increase the concerns regarding food traceability within the agricultural industry.
This call for innovation is part of a strategy outlined by Macron during the 56th International Agricultural Fair in Paris just recently.
The French President stressed the need to authenticate and track agricultural products amid growing consumer concerns over issues such as the recent Polish beef scandal.
Macron also suggested that moving forward, Europe’s agricultural policies will be based in protecting its farmers and by implementing such technologies as blockchain would also enable more eco-friendly farming and.
“Let’s do this in Europe, be at the vanguard of agricultural data by developing tools that will track every product from raw material production to packaging and processing.”
“The innovation is there and it must be used in the agricultural world,” as doing so would both bring “shared excellence” and offer benefits to consumers.
Should other EU member nations agree with Macron, he would propose the establishment of a European task force to ensure the standards of agricultural products and fight food fraud.
Source: Smart Trend Team