Fossil-fuel powered mechanized agriculture has led to rapid growth in the food supply and staved off human starvation for over 200 years. Today, climate change, caused by those very fossil fuels, is leading to undernourishment in vulnerable populations. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is fighting this trend.
Smithfield Foods produces almost 19 million hogs per year as part of their business model which sells over 8 billion pounds of processed meat. As climate change impacts the costs of many of their production inputs, are they positioned to survive?
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How can Wal-Mart China improve its food supply chain with the blockchain?
IBM is trying to use Blockchain to save the food supply chain billions in costs and also it's own legacy in the technology service industry.
Kellogg is adapting its global supply chain to adapt to and mediate its contribution to climate change.
To sustain growth in China Walmart needs to manage a reliable and safe food supply. Their solution partnering with IBM is blockchain. Blockchain will allow consumers to trace the source, environmental impact, treatment, and transactions of any product they buy.
The United States' largest private company and the global food giant, Cargill, is currently in the process of implementing a climate change mitigation and adaptation plan as part of its long-term risk management strategy.
How could Casa Luker, a successful colombian 🇨🇴 family business in the cocoa products industry, secure the sustainability of its supply chain in times of environmental change leading to scarcity of the cocoa bean? Will the country’s potential in this new era of peace attract international investors and, along with the company’s investment in R&D, will it be sufficient to move forward with local and international expansion of its cocoa and derived product business?
Climate change will continue to wreak global mayhem on the food industry supply chain—can Whole Foods sustain its upmarket ways in the face of this new era?