Researchers at Rice University have discovered a way to convert the outer layer of food into graphene, creating an edible barcode “tattoo.” This technology, which can be applied to any substance with a high level of lignin, such as potatoes and carrots or even wood and fiber, has significant implications for how product information is communicated to consumers.
Transparency and traceability are often used interchangeably, but they are in fact two different concepts. Understanding the difference between the two is key for developing a supply chain management strategy to capture and communicate the right information.
Earlier this year, the United Nations Environment Programme published its “Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information to Consumers” to provide guidance to the entire consumer packaged goods industry on the best way to share sustainability information with shoppers. We discuss the 5 Funamental Principles and how Transparency-One can help.
Earlier this month, the Transparency-One team attended the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 in Tokyo, Japan hosted by the Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). A major theme was the transformation occurring in the food industry today.
Consumers in France can now use augmented reality to learn about the origins of their basmati rice. By using the Blippar app to scan the back of a packet of Mars’s Uncle Ben’s basmati rice, available in all grocery stores in France, they can discover how their rice made the journey from farm to fork and learn about the sustainability commitments made by the farmers who grew it.
Why do we hear the word “transparency” all over today? Because consumers are looking for more transparent products. They want to know what is in the products they buy. How were they made? Where do they come from? To illustrate the concept of transparency, let’s take the example of a quiche, a famous French dish.
In January 2018, we hosted a webinar presenting Transparency-One’s latest features, including our blockchain services. Blockchain can help enhance the Transparency-One’s supply chain transparency solution by providing users with additional data security. But how does it work? Here are your top 3 blockchain questions, answered.
It can be difficult to convince your business to take the steps towards transparent supply chains. How can you overcome this challenge? The key is to demonstrate return on investment. Here’s how to make your case.