As food producers and restaurants come under scrutiny for their quality and content, blockchain has found itself in a whole new emerging market in the form of food tracking.
Across cultures and countries, one thing that is consistent between human beings from all walks of life is food. Stripping away all the modern trappings of technology, the internet and so on, food is one of the basic necessities needed for human survival and as such food is big business with the industry estimated to be worth billions across the globe.
Because the human population is ever-expanding, there is always a growing need for the production and supply of food to feed the masses. However, as a result of the sheer scale of the food industry, quality control cannot be completely guaranteed especially for the masses who are constantly being educated about what is in the food they are eating.
This only became worse with the advent of fast food chains as the now-quick and easy nature of the food we consume has created an even bigger demand for food production; because we do not produce our own food, for the most part, we are to an extent left at the mercy of food providers and what they tell us is being provided. Besides descriptions on menus and ingredient labels on food cans, most people do not know for certain what is in the food we eat, and many do not care enough.
However, because of the oversight provided by the government over the food industry as well as pressure from those who have dietary restrictions or are simply concerned about health, there is a constant investigation from higher bodies into the conditions and final products being served to consumers which have brought up some interesting findings.