Thu 17 Sep 2020
"Born in 1986, Davide Costa, co-founder of #Foodchain, approached technology when he secretly lurked on his father's Apple computer back in 1992. After graduating in computer engineering, in 2012 he moved to Silicon Valley and began his training at VMware, a leading company in cloud computing and virtualization. Also in December of the same year, he decides to abandon the "perfect job" and return to Turin and he creates his first start-up within the I3P Incubator. Here he approaches the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain and in 2012 he meets engineer Marco Vitale on BitcoinTalk.org forum".
Tue 15 Sep 2020
Riseria Masinari is among the companies that works, with the support of Regione Lombardia, on new techniques of rice sowing. 🌾 Masinari is daily engaged in refining solutions able to improve the quality of the product by giving it unique characteristics, such as being free of arsenic, which would make it suitable also for children's nutrition. 👶 From the need to enhance the unique characteristics of the product, the collaboration with #Foodchain powered by Quadrans Foundation was born. Giuseppe Zafferoni Masinari comments: "The blockchain ⛓ system is transparent in identifying any step of the culture under examination and this represents an important strength for #consumers. Documenting all the steps and entering a whole series of data in the Foodchain software leads, as a positive externality, to the creation of a database and a deep analysis of processes that can be definitively optimized". All data (composition, processes, locations) can be browsed by scanning the QRcode below.
Mon 14 Sep 2020
The Italian blockchain industry is growing rapidly and needs policies aimed at supporting its growth and innovation and at involving more and more businesses. The purpose of the OECD report requested by the MISE "Blockchain for Startups and SMEs in Italy" is precisely to define how the blockchain can contribute to the development of small and medium enterprises and startups and open new business scenarios. In the paper, more than 80 pages long, you will find a series of factsheets and insights on the main projects carried out in Italy. Learning about Foodchain on page 48.
Fri 11 Sep 2020
New Decree: no 'state secret' about foreign foods. A historical result for #Coldiretti: this is how we protect the 100% Italian supply chains and the made in Italy products. The decree provides that the Ministry of Health will make available through the publication on the website (every six months) in the section "Transparent Administration” of all data on food, feed and animals for consumption coming from the Union and non-EU countries.
Thu 10 Sep 2020
Congratulations to our Regusto's colleagues for the results obtained so far: "Over 12,000 kg of food purchased. More than 11,500 kg of food donated. Over 14,000 non-food products (personal hygiene, home hygiene, diapers, etc.) donated and sold. Each passage of food and money is traced and certified in blockchain through our Platform. Positive impacts and results that we are achieving thanks to all our partners, sponsors and supporters who continue to commit and believe with us. The campaign www.spesasospesa.org continues until September 30!"
Wed 09 Sep 2020
The Italian Sounding is likely to cause serious damage to the reputation and image of Made in Italy products perceived in the world, associating poor products - which have nothing Italian - to the delicacies coming from the peninsula. It is not surprising that the countries where fake products are more widespread are usually the same countries where the demand for Made in Italy is stronger: USA, Canada, China, Norway, Australia, Switzerland, Belarus, Argentina, Brazil and, above all, Russia. To protect the quality of our products, it is in our interest to provide companies with the necessary tools to ensure the traceability of their products, protecting them from counterfeiting and fraud and at the same time keeping businesses and consumers safe.
Mon 07 Sep 2020
Caricom Ethiopia PLC wants to build its new business model on inclusiveness, respect for nature and environment and the involvement of local producers. Nowadays it employs 41 thousand people on over 135 thousand hectares of land. As a guarantee of the excellent quality of raw materials, Roberto Sabatini, General Manager Caricom, has chosen the Foodchain platform on the Quadrans Foundation's infrastructure for the traceability of soy, rice, coffee. Traceability is carried out on containers containing the raw materials. All product information (description, processes, locations) is contained in the QRcode below.
Thu 03 Sep 2020
Blockchain technology is able to revolutionize the agricultural sector: it allows tracking the origin of food and thus helps to create reliable food supply chains and strengthen, at the same time, trust between producers and consumers. As a reliable method of data storage, it facilitates the use of data-driven technologies towards increasingly smart agriculture. What are the advantages of adopting Foodchain for producers?
Tue 01 Sep 2020
From coffee ☕️, to ice cream 🍦, and clothing 🥼: Foodchain uses blockchain technology to make the supply chain processes completely traceable, from origin to the final consumer. We proudly tell you all our efforts for the protection of #madeinitaly products! 🇮🇹 Enjoy your reading!
Fri 28 Aug 2020
Food safety practices are, in Italy, much more restrictive than abroad, we represent an excellence. Can blockchain technology create new value and represent an opportunity to improve our country? Foodchain was born from the need to overcome the phenomenon of Italian Sounding and protect Made in Italy products, a crucial export outlet for Italy. Just think that out of 3 products sold abroad, 2 are counterfeit. A complete traceability would reduce unfair competition and at the same time increase consumer trust. If previously the brand carried trust, now it is no longer so, now transparency, together with sustainability and ethics, are the key values identified by consumers. These are some interesting insights from yesterday's Think4Food event with the moderation of Francesco Castellana (Future Food Institute) together with Chiara Faenza from Coop Italia, Giuseppe Coletti, CEO of Authentico and Marco Vitale, CEO of Foodchain.
Wed 26 Aug 2020
Agriculture 🌾 and innovation: follow-up on the latest grants and Resources for Agriculture to finance the development of innovative production processes, precision agriculture and product traceability with blockchain technologies. 🔗 The contribution is worth 100 thousand euros and up to 80% of the eligible expenses. By September 17, criteria, methods and procedures for the disbursement of contributions will be established. #Foodchain #traceability
Sat 15 Aug 2020
According to Coldiretti, more than 8 Italians out of 10 (81%) seize the opportunity of the good season to take part in the traditional barbecue of Ferragosto, one of the most rooted passions among Italians! The absolute majority prefer meat-based grills (62%), but is the meat supply chain, especially beef, safe? Unfortunately, its vulnerabilities have already emerged over time (you may remember the "Horsemeat" scandal in 2013), and the supply chain is still strongly threatened by fraud and counterfeiting. We have the necessary tools at our disposal to more easily detect fraud in beef products and facilitate greater protection for consumers and the industry as a whole in the future. Happy Mid-August from Foodchain, and grill safely!
Wed 05 Aug 2020
The July / August issue of the magazine "Industrie delle Bevande" by Chiriotti Editori has been published. Inside you can find an in-depth look at the 28th edition of SIMEI, the leading international trade fair for the wine-making and bottling technologies that was held in November 2019 at the Milan Trade Fair in Rho - we were there with an information Booth! Click on "Read more" to see an excerpt from the magazine presenting the innovative startup corner selected by ICE for SIMEI2019: VINTEK Innovative Wine Solutions (Cantina 4.0®), Divinea, Validactor, Beexlab, Winest, Esplora Vino and Foodchain! And some photos taken at the event. #Foodchain #traceability #wine #blockchain
Mon 03 Aug 2020
The awareness of traceability is growing: 89% of Italians in the post COVID19 will buy more foods whose label makes evident origin, ingredients and processing. More millennials (86.7%), graduates (86.3%) and low incomes (94.6%) will do so; in any case, traceability will increasingly impose itself as a general regulatory criterion for new food consumption. We're working in the right direction! #Foodchain #traceability
Thu 30 Jul 2020
Europe approves Italy's proposal on battery-based labelling: it rewards a system for consumer protection and promotes proper nutrition education. How does it work? Inside the "battery" you will find the percentage of Kcal, fats, saturated fats, sugars and salt contained in the single portion compared to the recommended daily dose. Italy also asks that the obligation to indicate the origin of raw materials on food labels be extended to ALL foods, starting with a series of products on which it has already been tested in Italy such as milk, cheese, processed meat, pasta, rice and tomato derivatives. For consumers, we want clear labels, containing reliable information and intelligent packaging, designed to be helpful when buying 📲, without deceiving them. #foodchain #traceability #qrcode #origin #ingredients #labelling #farmtofork #coldiretti #eu
Mon 27 Jul 2020
More than 50% of consumers worldwide use their smartphone and app 📲 to get real-time information on the origin and traceability of Italian food products, but also to search for restaurants, pizzerias or shops where you can taste them. 🔎 From this need comes the agreement between Authentico, the most widespread app against Italian Sounding products, and the Tesori d'Italia network, which aims to develop a program to certify the authenticity of Made in Italy products. 🇮🇹 #blockchain #traceability
Thu 23 Jul 2020
NEW UPDATES for the FLAGCHAIN project! 🐟 The tests on our platform and the shooting for the debut video of the local catch traceability project Flagchain started yesterday. With Flagchain we want to create a public blockchain infrastructure (on the Quadrans Foundation network), which regulates and organises the traceability of local catch through the use of decentralised applications in collaboration with local fisheries action groups including FLAG Pesca Flegrea. It is important to involve the actors of the whole fish supply chain - fishermen, fishmongers, restaurateurs - in order to implement a system for processing the traceability data of the supply chain itself, and at the same time, deliver to the consumer the "history" of the product (origin, catch and farming techniques, processes undergone, transport, conservation). Massimiliano Agata, Lead Developer for the Flagchain platform, Michele D'Ambrosio, representative of the cooperation project for FLAG Ischia, the fisherman Domenico Schiano, and the Michelin-starred chef Pasquale Palamaro of the Ristorante Indaco, who is confident that consumers will be intrigued by this new tool to find their way towards authentic local products.
Wed 22 Jul 2020
NEW PROJECT: WoodChain - following the wood supply chain 🌳 In the past few months, we have been tracing the forest-wood-energy supply chain starting from the woods to the production of heat for Pomaretto district heating network with our incredible partners replant, La Società Cooperativa, greenwood energy and PEFC Italy. Today we have started the first trials on our IT platform adapted to the certification of forest supply chains with PEFC chain of custody. Stay tuned!
Tue 21 Jul 2020
Consumerismo and Authentico together to create an alliance between consumers and businesses and start a real task force against fake Italian products. 🇮🇹 Parmesan, Zottarella, Salami, Monticino, Regianito, Barollo, Macaroni, Monticella, San Marzani, Vinocella, are just some of the creative names that evoke famous Italian products. It is estimated that at least 2 out of 3 products sold abroad are imitations. Thanks to this new app 📲 consumers will able to report imitations and fake Italian products in real-time. Pay attention to "Ham, Wines, Oil, Cheese and Pasta among the most counterfeit products. The consumer is often unsuspectingly deceived by misleading information on the packaging or attractive graphics and buys products, even online, which could undermine the food safety and consequently their health" - says Pino Coletti, CEO Authentico.
Thu 16 Jul 2020
The guests of the sixth webinar organized by TheFoodCons answered the question: is the Italian agrifood industry ready to adopt the blockchain technology? On the "corporate" side: Marco Vitale, CEO of Foodchain, the pioneer in the application of blockchain tech to the food industry, Giuseppe Perrone, Head of Blockchain Hub Mediterraneo at EY, Walfredo della Gherardesca (Genuine Way), Gianpaolo Sara (Euranet); on the “users" side: Elena Eloisa Albertini Vice-President of the Red Orange of Sicily consortium and Valentina Avantaggiato (Pralina Srl) who talked about the benefits and advantages of applying Foodchain's blockchain tech to soups #LeBiodiverse. 🍵 It came out that all the guests agree that the blockchain for traceability must be public to ensure the maximum transparency to consumers, who are evolving, becoming more and more conscious. So, we think that the blockchain can accelerate this evolution, providing consumers with the tools 📲 they need to understand the history of a product and companies with a new way to communicate, as well as a powerful marketing tool that can, yes! guarantee a competitive advantage.
Thu 09 Jul 2020
Over the last 5 years thanks to a favourable political framework, the Italian blockchain ⛓ ecosystem exploded 🚀 giving birth to successful startups and a wide variety of promotional events and initiatives dedicated entirely to this great technology. Foodchain was born as early as 2012, with a very intense R&D phase that allows us today to have an incredibly effective technology. We are very proud to be part of this ecosystem and to have been recognized by B-hub for Europe together with Ecosteer, B2Lab, Blockchain Italia.io, Criptalia, EZ Lab, Ivert, LoanXchain, Smartlabs Srl, Teseo, Trakti and Volvero as the most promising blockchain startups in Italy! Great job everyone! 👏
Tue 07 Jul 2020
For each #WeAreAllHereos T-shirt sold, C&A will donate 5€ to the project Spesa Sospesa! 👕❤️ #spesasospesaitalia Regusto Synesthesia
Sat 04 Jul 2020
The Decree on sausages and cold cuts requires producers to indicate legibly on labels the information relating to the country of birth, rearing and slaughter of the animal. When the meat comes from pigs born, reared and slaughtered in the same country, the indication of origin may appear in the form: 'Origin: (name of the country)'. The wording "100% Italian" will, therefore, be used ONLY when the meat comes from pigs born, reared, slaughtered and processed in Italy; this without taking anything away from the other products, but to protect our Made in Italy, preventing, for example, that a product only stuffed in Italy is defined as 100% Italian. 🇮🇹 We are waiting for the law and we are convinced that this is a very important step towards conscious consumption: consumers must have clear information, no more misunderstandings... #labelling #eu #blockchain #traceability #foodchain #madeinitaly #transparency
Fri 03 Jul 2020
"This is how the blockchain will save our Made in Italy" - interview with Foodchain CEO Marco Vitale for TechCompany360 - Digital360: "Thanks to the attention of millennials, a new logic of purchasing criteria can be established, based not only on price or packaging but also on product quality. Finally putting a brake on the damage caused by Italian Sounding products". #stopfakefood #counterfeiting #techcompany360
Wed 01 Jul 2020
🚀 The Hub of Perugia is finally operational! There will be about 1,000 families (an average of 3 people) who will benefit from donations from the solidarity project SpesaSospesa.org in the Municipality of Perugia. Francesco Lasaponara of Comitato Lab00 states: "The model adopted in Perugia will also be used in the other cities that have joined the project: cash donations will be delivered to the municipalities or associations in the area and used to buy food at discounted prices from the member food companies". With blockchain we make sure that the transfer of food goods from supermarkets and companies to the hands of the beneficiaries is safe, traceable and transparent. A huge thank you to the social services director of the Municipality of Perugia Edi Cicchi, the whole Comitato Lab00, Francesco Lasaponara, Davide Devenuto, the representatives of Regusto Marco Raspati and Paolo Rellini, Flavio Barcaccia CTO of Nexma - Digital, Web, Storytelling, Felice Di Luca Business Developer at Synesthesia, the manager of Spesa Sospesa for Sorgenia (main partner of the project) Marina Vecchio, the creator of the Emporio Don Claudio Regni and all those who today have made the opening of the first SpesaSospesa Hub a fact! Thanks also to all those who donated, to the current partners and to all those who will come! ❤️ #spesasospesaitalia #energiacondivisa #circulareconomy #foodchain
Tue 23 Jun 2020
"The importance of traceability is always a central issue when it comes to solidarity, because it offers transparency to citizens and businesses on how the funds are used, while at the same time ensuring that even highly perishable products can be sold at least to cover production costs." Continue reading the interview that Foodchain CEO Marco Vitale released for Sorgenia, the main partner of our charity project SpesaSospesa.org: blockchain at the service of solidarity!
Fri 19 Jun 2020
Yesterday our solidarity project SpesaSospesa.org was presented to the municipality of Alessandria which decided to join the network together with the non-profit organization Caritas Diocesana. It is therefore added to the list of municipalities already part of the project (Municipality of Naples, Afragola, Catanzaro and Perugia). The Councillor for Digital Innovation Firial Cherima F, thrilled with the applications of the blockchain for certifying and making transparent every donation flow, confirms that the agreement to join the project will extend until 31 October 2020. At no charge to the Municipality.
Thu 18 Jun 2020
The public consultation of the summary document on the "Italian Strategy for Blockchain and Distributed Registers", carried out with the contribution of the expert group of the MISE Task Force, including Foodchain CEO Marco Vitale, began today until July 20, 2020. The primary objective is to facilitate the digital transition of the national production system, as explained by Mirella Liuzzi and Stefano Patuanelli. The cases of use and sectors of application of the technology are countless, undoubted benefits for the agri-food industry, to combat counterfeiting, to guarantee transparency to consumers, to protect the Made in Italy brand.
Tue 16 Jun 2020
Let's recap on TRAME, the TOP DIGITEX project born within the Fashiontech Call for Proposals of Regione Lombardia with partners Foodchain, Tessitura Uboldi Luigi Srl and Sait Srl. We announced the victory of the call for proposals at the beginning of the year (January 2020). After that we met several times with the partner companies to reach together a single goal: the environmental, energy and economic sustainability of the textile sector through traceability and document management thanks to blockchain technology. In mid-February 2020, the kick-off took place that highlighted the needs, challenges and technical characteristics needed in the different phases along the textile supply chain; then the analysis for the integration of IOT devices, RFID systems and blockchain technology started. Today, 16th June 2020, the technical meeting with Marco Vitale and Matteo Torri took place: they talked about blockchain application to the textile sector, traceability and security. There will be new updates next week, when we will meet with the other project partners. #staytuned
Mon 15 Jun 2020
We are finally very close to the first deliveries! This is how food management works: the Regusto platform uses #Foodchain blockchain technology to track product flows. This makes it possible to track the transfer of food products from supermarkets and companies throughout their journey to the hands of the beneficiaries. Thanks to the funds raised, the non-profit bodies chosen by the municipalities book or purchase the available products according to their needs. Once received, the food products are distributed in the territory to people in need.
Sat 13 Jun 2020
About 95 people attended yesterday the seminar "Blockchain - New technologies applied to the citrus industry" realized within the project #SocialFarming3 promoted by the Citrus District of Sicily, ARCES with the unconditional contribution of The Coca-Cola Foundation. The aim is to understand how much and how blockchain technology can help the traceability and the protection of quality in the Sicilian citrus fruit supply chain. On "the pulpit" LUIGI GABRIELE, Marco Vitale and Marco Crotta. Dario Cartabellotta, manager of the Sicily Region Agriculture Department and Jose Marano, the first signatory of Blockchain Sicily, attended the event. Companies from the citrus, olive and wine production chain, experts and presidents of aggregated structures participated with interest together with agronomists and food technologists.
Wed 10 Jun 2020
We are increasingly proud of spesasospesa.org, the platform that digitizes the flow of economic and food donations to help Italian families at risk of poverty. The donations have largely exceeded 200 thousand euros. Already sponsored by the Municipalities of Naples, Afragola and Catanzaro, the project was also presented last week to the Municipality of Perugia, which joined the network together with Caritas Diocesana.
Mon 08 Jun 2020
#WorldFoodSafetyDay. Yesterday the CEO Marco Vitale participated in the new edition of "Food is a conversation" with Future Food Institute within the Italian panel together with Francesco Castellana, Simone Gozzi of Camst Group, Federico Caruso of SIB LEX and the co-founder of Neurality Marco Pari. "65 million euros are lost every year due to the phenomenon of #italiansounding," Vitale explains, recounting Foodchain's contribution to the protection of Made in Italy and the offer on the market of a transparent and traceable technology to increase trust with the final consumer. He also spoke about the recent project spesasospesa.org, between the logic of trust and traceability of economic and food donations. You can view the video here.
Tue 02 Jun 2020
"In these months we have collaborated with associations in the area to help entrepreneurs and families - said the president of the city council Marco Polimeni - and now, thanks to these new and authoritative partners, we will be able to expand the network of beneficiaries of aid." [VIDEO] The project SpesaSospesa.org has been presented in the last days also in the Municipality of Catanzaro with the participation, on facebook, of the actors Serena Rossi and Davide Devenuto.
Mon 01 Jun 2020
Together with Regusto we are about to set out on a new venture, always driven by social issues. After SpesaSospesa.org comes Pc Sospeso, from an idea that came to us together with Giuseppe Marconi. At a time when digitization takes on new forms, such as distance learning, and takes up more and more space in our lives, we want to make sure that no one remains technologically disadvantaged. Stay tuned!
Sat 30 May 2020
No surprise: the presence of the Italian flag and the words "100% Italian" are among the levers of the success of the products sold in the post-emergency period - as a study by the Osservatorio Immagino confirms and La Repubblica reports. But does what is labelled as 100% Italian really Italian? Foodchain wants to provide the necessary tools to achieve traceability of materials and products by guaranteeing their origin, attributes and compliance with standards, while at the same time forcing accountability throughout the agrifood supplychain.
Wed 27 May 2020
Last night our project SpesaSospesa.org was on Skytg24 on Sky Italia! Social sustainability, transparency and traceability thanks to blockchain technology, with which we trace all transactions, movements, food destinations and an innovative model resulting from the collaboration of many different businesses brought together by social issues in a time of great emergency. Thanks again to everyone!
Sat 23 May 2020
The blockchain that protects the Italian food industry. With this technology, Foodchain traces and tracks materials and food products along all production chains, making the data accessible and shareable to anyone who wants to consult them.
Thu 21 May 2020
Blockchain technology: in the future of every business. Interview with Marco Vitale, CEO and co-founder of Foodchain and member of the National blockchain board of the Ministry of Economic Development. First part - "I think I can say, with good approximation, that in 2025 10 % of world GDP will be produced using blockchain technology".
Tue 19 May 2020
Enzo Coccia, Maestro Pizzaiolo or better Pizzajuolo, as a good Neapolitan, has decided to adopt smart labels with QR Code to ensure the quality of his raw materials and compliance with health and hygiene regulations in force, especially at this time of emergency, for the delivery service of his pizzeria La Notizia. His aim is to reassure his customers about his good practices, making them unchangeable in the blockchain. The support used is that of Authentico Certifood, the app implemented on the Foodchain platform, which tracks the restaurants of the real Made in Italy, in Italy but especially abroad, allowing anyone with a smartphone to verify the authenticity of the product.
Thu 14 May 2020
A week after the launch of the circular solidarity project spesasospesa.org, the national coverage has been very wide and the donations, whose flow is completely traced in blockchain, have already exceeded 50 thousand euros! Great job everyone and thank you for your support! Find out how to participate.
Fri 08 May 2020
Sorgenia becomes the main sponsor of the "SpesaSospesa.org" project, the platform designed for the post-lockdown crisis. The Italian digital energy company turns bills into donations. We take care of the traceability and transparency of the flow of donations! The security of donations made by those who want to participate in the project is given by our blockchain technology applied to the food sharing platform, "Regusto". "Digital speed and transparency are an excellent example of technology at the service of people” - Gianfilippo Mancini, Sorgenia's Chief Executive, who is satisfied with the Group's twofold commitment: "We are asking employees and customers in our community to demonstrate their willingness to share with us with a small contribution, in return for which Sorgenia will donate to the initiative the equivalent of the value of their latest bill; at the same time, we are supporting the companies, our customers, that operate in the agri-food sector, helping them to overcome this critical moment".
Thu 07 May 2020
We are very proud to be among the founders of the project SPESASOSPESA, together with Davide Devenuto and Francesco Lasaponara (Comitato Lab00), Regusto - Buono Fino in Fondo and Synesthesia. The project is based on an innovative digital platform for the purchase, sale and donation of basic foodstuffs. It is the first decentralized food donation management system that uses blockchain technology to ensure complete and transparent traceability of every flow! Sorgenia is the main partner and involved employees and its community to transform the energy used into food. For businesses, distribution chains and local producers, but also for private individuals, who can make donations on CharityStars.com by contributing to the purchase of food. Italian Marketing Foundation, Nexo Corporation Srl Legambiente Onlus, Slow Food Italia, Impact Hub Milano, ALI Nazionale, Italian Global Solution - IGS, Wunderman Thompson Italy, Studio Segre srl, Rekordata s.r.l., Grafiche Paciotti, ugo and many others.
Thu 30 Apr 2020
Most of the innovative solutions offered on the Italian market benefit from blockchain technologies (43% of the total), which grew by 111% in one year, followed by QRcode (41%), mobile app (36%), data analytics (34%), IoT (30%) and Cloud (27%). "Digital innovation has an increasingly important role and recognized by industry operators in making individual agricultural activities more efficient and as a strategic lever to ensure greater competitiveness for the sector in the international scenario" - says Filippo Maria Renga, SmartAgrifood Observatory Director. We're working in the right direction! Read the full article.
Fri 17 Apr 2020
IC2 Lab, inaugurated last December at the Poliarte Accademia di Belle Arti Design in Ancona, coordinated by Giordano Pierlorenzi - is the project created with the collaboration of ReS On Network - Intelligence and Global Defence, London with the Quadrans Foundation, Foodchain, Fondazione Margherita Hack, EvoDigitale, AtromG8 and Biotai. Director Marco Santarelli, Head of Innovative and Experimental Research, explains that the Lab will cover different fields of study and research: from data science and innovative technology to the philosophy of interactions to social psychology. Yesterday the webinar 'The Sensitive Future: security, intelligence and defence in the future' with guests Luca Faramondi and William Nonnis.
Wed 15 Apr 2020
Last December 18th in Palermo, for Social Farming 3, CEO Marco Vitale presented our project for traceability applied to the citrus supply chain and specifically to Mandarino Tardivo, the leading product of the Consortium the Tardivo of Ciaculli and Slow Food Presidium. The course on how to create a Digital Passport for citrus cultivation began today. How to take advantage of blockchain and benefit from a tool that certifies the production cycle, increasingly necessary to track production and fight competition and counterfeiting? Marco Vitale explains the structure of the course: it will be "modulated in three macro areas: basic notions, applications in the agro-food field, application part of the Blockchain". More than 130 participants. Yesterday the first lecture with Marco Crotta.
Wed 01 Apr 2020
Today we are talking about labelling, product origin and clothing. Under the judgment of the Court of Cassation here is a particular case in which the raw materials were Italian, but the packaging of the garments was entirely carried out in Bulgaria. On the label, the Italian flag and the misleading wording "Fabric Made in Italy". (source: https://bit.ly/2whfk5s) Saying "100% Italian", "100% made in Italy", "100% Italy", "all Italian" and displaying the national symbol when only the raw material is Italian but the packaging took place abroad is a crime. The Court of Cassation ruled in this way (no. 10912/2020 of April 1, 2020). Playing on misunderstandings can no longer be tolerated. We want a transparent, sustainable and fully traceable textile supply chain. With the blockchain technology of textile-chain.it we can do it.
Mon 30 Mar 2020
Bellanova and Patuanelli: " Moving forward with transparency, mandatory origin is necessary for all food in Europe". Great news! The obligation to indicate the origin of wheat for durum wheat semolina pasta, the origin of rice and tomatoes in processed products has been extended until 31 December 2021. The Ministers of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policy, Teresa Bellanova, and Economic Development, Stefano Patuanelli, signed today the Ministerial Decree extending the national measures in force beyond April 1, 2018, the date of entry into force of European Regulation 775. We created the Foodchain platform precisely to provide all players in the supply chain with a tool to bring transparency to the market. The label revolution is near - we want clear and smart labels that allow everyone to see product information in an instant, from their smartphone, via QrCode.
Thu 26 Mar 2020
The call for technologies to fight the spread of Covid-19 was closed today. The Minister of Innovation, together with the Ministry of Health and the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in collaboration with the World Health Organization, asked the Italian business and research world to submit the best available digital solutions for telemedicine and home patient care apps and technologies and strategies based on technologies for "active" monitoring of the contagion risk. 504 proposals for Telemedicine and 319 possible solutions for active monitoring were collected. The evaluation process will now begin. CEO Marco Vitale has decided to offer his country for FREE the use of Foodchain technology (app and platform) for the traceability of medical devices (swabs) used for the contagion monitoring campaign. The information will be digitized with the highest level of digital security currently conceived (on the blockchain of the Quadrans Foundation) and in harmony with privacy regulations guaranteeing anonymity. Among the proposals to the call also the SOSItalia app (info: https://bit.ly/sos-italia) by Associazione AIDR whose aim is to simplify pandemic management in our country, thanks to a system that integrates a self-diagnosis tool, a report of the latest news and official communications, a contagion map and a self-certification management system based on QR Codes. Excellent work Mauro Nicastri, Davide D'Amico, Gianfranco Ossino, Francesco Pagano, Davide Maniscalco and Rosario Fondacaro, with whom we are already working towards a possible integration of the two platforms/apps.
Sat 21 Mar 2020
From 1 April 2020, the new EU Reg. 775/18 provides that the origin of the product is NOT to be stated on the label. Roberto Moncalvo of Coldiretti Piemonte makes the issue clear: "We call for a strict European normative on the obligation to indicate the origin of food on the label and for this to become an integral part of the farm to fork strategy of the #GreenNewDeal proposed by the European Commission." With blockchain technology, we can enclose the whole history of a food product in a QrCode, revolutionizing labelling and meeting the expectations of #consumers.
Sun 15 Mar 2020
The Coronavirus emergency is taking a hard blow to the entire Made in Italy. In such a delicate moment, it is important to make things clear. How should companies behave? Stefano Patuanelli, Minister of the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) states: "Virus-free certification is not necessary. The company that receives such a request for certification must know that it is an unfair commercial practice". To correctly communicate the origin of the products to protect the Made in Italy trademark, we provide our technology.
Wed 11 Mar 2020
The Covid19 emergency puts all of Italy in the red zone. While the #IStayAtHome campaign is launched, Foodchain does not stop and continues to operate. For all companies in the food sector that need guidance to communicate the origin of their products to protect the Made in Italy brand, we provide our blockchain technology and expertise. Check out our social media!
Thu 05 Mar 2020
Fashion and blockchain? The Goupille project by Stefania Ceccarani is launched. Ceccarani chose Textilechain - a Foodchain project - as a partner to trace all the production processes of her garments. Among the motivations that drove her towards blockchain: to guarantee a sustainable product thanks to a transparent supply chain and to be able to provide the final consumer with a unique QrCode for all her clothing. Also present at the launch were Laura Cappello, President Legal & Governance Board of the Quadrans Foundation and Caterina Ferrara, founder of Blockchain Ladies.
Mon 02 Mar 2020
The DDL is ready to arrive at the Council of Ministers: among the main news is the introduction of the crime of agropiracy. "For us, it is particularly important - commented the president of Coldiretti, Ettore Prandini - the inclusion of the concept of protection of the agricultural and food heritage. Because until now one of the regulatory gaps concerned the fact that while in other product sectors the counterfeiting of a trademark is already a crime in itself, in the case of food products, counterfeiting often alters the origin of the products, for example by passing off as Made in Italy what it is not". The solution? Track the food supply chain with blockchain - from the farm to the fork. We are ready!
Fri 21 Feb 2020
The list of Italian regions interested in blockchain is steadily growing: every day new laws on this topic are issued. The Campania Region has just approved the law for the traceability of its excellent products for the agri-food and fish industry. "Today an important 'yes' has arrived from the Campania Regional Council Chamber. In fact, today's meeting unanimously approved a proposal for a law that introduces a system of traceability of products of the food supply chain on the regional territory through the management of data in the blockchain, the text was dismissed by the Agriculture Commission. I signed it together with my colleagues Picarone and Oliviero". Maurizio Petracca, President of the Eighth Commission of the Regional Council of Campania, declared.
Wed 19 Feb 2020
Here's a picture of the kick-off between the partner companies of TRAME project: Top Digitex, Foodchain, Uboldi Luigi srl and Sait srl. Created within the Fashiontech Call for Proposals of the Lombardy Region, the project brings together four companies with different backgrounds around common objectives: environmental, energy and economic sustainability of the textile sector, traceability and document management through blockchain technology. The meeting served to highlight the needs, challenges and technical characteristics needed in the different phases along the textile supply chain; today the analysis for the integration of IOT devices, RFID systems and blockchain technology has started.
Mon 17 Feb 2020
Alberto Marchetti and Valentina Avantaggiato of Pralina (both users of the Foodchain platform) were among the protagonists of the BTO in Florence. The event, organized at the Stazione Leopolda, addressed, among others, the theme of the blockchain as a tool able to connect products and territories. The relationship between territories and local products, in this case, passes through a mutual enhancement. This is precisely where the blockchain can play an interesting role. Because telling the story of how a product is born, grows, is designed and produced can also pass through the territories, the specificities, the people and the companies that live it. And in the creation of a direct relationship between producer and consumer a bond is established, a relationship that can be functionally enriched with interesting content linked to the products purchased. Carlo Vischi's intervention was also interesting, more focused on Qr Codes - one of the most widespread touchpoints, but less understood and used by consumers. An opportunity that could be better exploited and that could bring benefits both to producers and consumers, finally aware and able to exercise their role of guidance.
Fri 14 Feb 2020
On February 14th the A&T2020 fair in Turin - the event that is strongly oriented to solve the practical problems that Italian SMEs face daily - ended. The CEO, Davide Costa, joined a special round table entitled "Food: how to deal with the rapid development of the entire ecosystem by digitizing production" during which he talked about practical application cases, concrete projects and prospects for the digitization of one of the leading segments of the Italian economy.
Wed 12 Feb 2020
Blockchain also made it to one of the most important organic events: BIOFACH2020 - World's Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. We participated with our partner Caricom and Città del Bio, while in the RIGA Room on February 12 the meeting "The digitalization of the organic food chain: friend or foe?" was held. «The Internet of things and blockchain could contribute to making the organic food supply chain more efficient and transparent. But the use of such technologies could also have important socio-economic consequences and greater company control. Can digitization take place in line with the principles of organic farming?» We are sure that the use of a public blockchain could solve many of the problems addressed during the interesting debate.
Tue 28 Jan 2020
Riseria Masinari is among the realities that are working, with the support of the Lombardy region, on new techniques of rice sowing. Methodologies that guarantee organic product yields equal to those of standard crops. In addition to this, Masinari is committed to refining solutions that can also improve the quality of the product by giving it unique characteristics, such as being free of arsenic, which would make it suitable for feeding children, opening up very interesting commercial prospects. The idea is to breed the seedlings in nurseries and then plant them once they are already big. The next step is the enrichment of selenium, which should eliminate arsenic. The collaboration with Foodchain was born precisely to enhance these unique characteristics as underlined by the owner Giuseppe Zafferoni Masinari: "the blockchain system can be absolutely transparent in identifying any step of the cultivation under examination and this can be an important strong point for the consumer". Obviously, in working with blockchain Masinari has encountered difficulties, mainly represented by the "coordination of agricultural parts, computer parts, and management programs"; difficulties that are largely offset by the advantages, which "are evident for Italian products - continues Masinari - as it is shown that they are really cultivated in our country". Not only that but having to document all the steps and insert a whole series of data in the Foodchain software leads, as a positive externality, to the creation of a database and a deep analysis of the processes that can be definitively optimized.
Wed 22 Jan 2020
Fashiontech - call of Regione Lombardia. Among the winning projects there is TRAME by Top Digitex Srl (partner Foodchain, Tessitura Uboldi Luigi Srl and Sait Srl) with the aim of applying the new blockchain technology to the textile sector. Blockchain traceability will be applied throughout the entire production cycle, from raw material to the finished product. Regional contribution granted: 473.252,14 €.
Sat 18 Jan 2020
Every activity related to the traceability of the catch represents an important step in safeguarding biomass and environmental sustainability and the blockchain is an indispensable tool to ensure a correct and timely passing of information from the small supply chain to the consumer. Both are central themes in the European Union's sea-related policies for the next five years when we will try to give meaning to the Green New Deal proposed by the European Commission. "In my role as Vice-President of the Fisheries Commission in the European Parliament, I will support the definition of this path which represents an important step for Ischia, Campania, and Italy". And what Giosi Ferrandino, Vice President of the Fisheries Commission at the European Parliament, said during the presentation in Ischia di Flagchain of the cooperation project "made in Campania" conceived by the Local Action Groups in the fisheries sector (FLAG) "Pesca flegrea", "Litorale Miglio d'Oro" and "Sviluppo Mare Isole di Ischia e Procida". Foodchain is the technological partner of the project that boasts among the most convincing testimonials the starred chef Pasquale Palamaro of "Indaco".
Mon 13 Jan 2020
Article 1(520) and (521) of the last financial report provides for the granting to agricultural undertakings of a non-repayable grant of up to 35% of eligible expenditure and subsidized loans not exceeding 60% of eligible expenditure for the financing of initiatives aimed at developing innovative production processes and precision farming or the traceability of products using blockchain technologies. As Foodchain we are able to work in retrofitting on agricultural vehicles, allowing them to write directly into the blockchain, although our app can be used even without IoT implementations. In the meantime, we are waiting for the implementing decrees.
Thu 19 Dec 2019
The presentation of the Social Farming project "Social Agriculture for the Sicilian Citrus Supply Chain" organized by Federica Argentati President of the Citrus District of Sicily, Arces Scuola di Alta Formazione, and Coca Cola Foundation was held yesterday. Marco Vitale, Mise expert and CEO of Foodchain, spoke about agriculture, excellence and blockchain and presented our traceability project applied to the Mandarin "Consorzio il Tardivo di Ciaculli" (Slow Food Italy Presidium).
Tue 17 Dec 2019
Startup Italia Open Summit 2019. We are proud to inform you that Foodchain, powered by Quadrans Foundation, won the tender for the provision of IT services in order to build a platform based on blockchain technology for the traceability of radioactive waste for state-owned company SOGIN. We will carry out this important project with our technology partners InfoEdge and AliasLab. In photo: Marco Vitale together with Marco Bellezza and Mirella Liuzzi, respectively legal advisor for communications and innovation of the MISE and Undersecretary of State; for AliasLab: Romeo Magagnotti (owner) and Davide Dianati. For InfoEdge: Antonio Branda. For Sogin: Flaviano Bruno, Fabrizio Speranza and Alfredo La Rosa.
Fri 13 Dec 2019
Smau: Business and Competitiveness in Naples. Michele D'Ambrosio presented the Foodchain project and the technological partner Cooevo during the panel "Food Blockchain, towards the future of the supply chain: how to increase the sustainability of the agricultural model through innovation" by Confagricoltura Campania.
Tue 10 Dec 2019
On Tuesday, December 10th, the Campania Felix Committee, in collaboration with Slow Food Caserta, presents the "Terra Madre Day". The project manager of #Foodchain Danilo Guida will take part in the debate to talk about the traceability of the food supply chain, transparency, and alliance between producer and consumer.
Mon 09 Dec 2019
Understanding the history of the product, principles, and guarantees that you want to convey with the use of #blockchain technology in the #Agrifood sector. These are the themes that Marco Vitale, CEO of Foodchain, brought to the classroom of The Blockchain Management School on December 7, talking about the different blockchain ecosystems, traceability, and transparency.
Tue 26 Nov 2019
Palazzo Farnese in Rome, where the CTO of Foodchain, Fabio Fiori travelled for the event "Blockchain and startups in Italy and France". After the presentations of the Italian and French startups (Utocat, Elysium, IPOCAMP) the speech of the illustrious Prof. Silvio Micali, Founder of Algorand followed.
Sat 23 Nov 2019
The co-founder of Foodchain, Davide Costa, present on 23rd November at 9 a.m. at the conference "Agrolimentare Bio 4.0" in Turin. With the participation of Maria Grazia Mammuccini, president of FederBio Servizi Srl and the final speech of the Minister of Agriculture Teresa Bellanova. It was an honor to present our blockchain traceability project for a transparent food chain in collaboration with our technological partners Cooevo and Farzati Team. Event info: https://feder.bio/
Tue 19 Nov 2019
On 19 November at 12 noon, the event will take place in Lecce at the Città del Gusto - Gambero Rosso, for the presentation of PRALINA srl - Produzione Alimenti Naturali and the protocol "Patto con la Terra". On-site our co-founder Davide Costa to explain the traceability of the supply chain of soups and velvety Pralina, Biodiverse, and the new blockchain integration with Foodchain. Track the taste from the land to the table The Blockchain project of Pralina and Foodchain Info: https://www.pralinasrl.it/traccia-il-giusto/
Mon 18 Nov 2019
On November 14th, the co-founder of Foodchain Davide Costa went to the event "Blockchain and the new models of competitiveness in agriculture" at the Chamber of Commerce of Salerno to present the model of Foodchain chain traceability and consolidate the technological partnership with Giorgio Ciardella of Farzati Team who presented the project BluDev, an innovative traceability system based on the typing of the product through the bio fingerprint and Danilo Guida of Cooevo which, thanks to satellite images, collects concrete data in the precision farming sector.
Wed 23 Oct 2019
Yesterday at 3 p.m., at the Triennale Milano, the conference "Smart City - People Technology Materials" was held, organized by Material ConneXion Italia and Quadrans Foundation, in a room full of both curious and experts. Innovation, smartcity and blockchain applications were discussed in a round table with Marco Vitale, CEO of Foodchain, Elena Pasquali, CEO of EcoSteer, Michele D'Ambrosio of Cooevo, Giorgio Angiolini of Italtel and Laura Cappello, President of the Legal & Governance Board of the Quadrans Foundation and President of Blockchain CORE.
Thu 03 Oct 2019
In Bra, last 22 September, during the Cheese2019 event organized by Slow Food and the Piedmont Region, Alberto Marchetti presents the first blockchain of gelato. Alberto chooses Foodchain technology to guarantee the quality of his product, deciding to trace his supply chain from the raw material to the finished product, thus protecting his product from possible counterfeiting, protecting the Made In Italy brand, and ensuring transparency towards its customers and partners.
Mon 23 Sep 2019
Great success for Foodchain at the event NewDeals last September 13, with Confindustria Lombardia, Associazione Industriale Bresciana, Giovani Imprenditori Confindustria Lombardia, Associazione Industriale Bresciana, innexHUB, Bocconi Alumni Brescia, musil - Sistema Museale dell'Industria e del Lavoro di Brescia and COMUNE DI SIRMIONE and many others. Our Co-Founder Davide Costa took part in the fourth edition of the Summit under the heading "POWER TO EXTRAORDINARY YOUNGERS" to present our food traceability project.
Fri 13 Sep 2019
Insert Law To Continue. Marco Vitale for MondoCrypto. The two-day Neapolitan conference was an intense event in which we discussed not so much the changes introduced by digital technologies, but the consolidation of some trend lines that appear to be the dominant for the future and the need to prepare a more efficient legal regulation.
Fri 06 Sep 2019
We had the great opportunity to promote Foodchain at the Reimagining Humanity Forum in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), organized by 27 Group - 27 Advisory | 27 Capital | 27 Projects and The ASEAN Post. Special thanks to Azizi Ngah, Foodchain Regional Head for Asia and MiddleEast for participating and presenting our blockchain project for food traceability!
Mon 02 Sep 2019
Agrifood Innovation Day in Canberra. The Australian National University and Canberra Business Chamber are discussing innovation and technology in the agrifood sector. Foodchain® SpA, powered by Quadrans Foundation #blockchain technology is there to present its project.
Mon 26 Aug 2019
The CEO of Foodchain® SpA and President of Quadrans Foundation, Marco Vitale, invited by the Consulate General of Italy in Melbourne and the Embassy of Italy in Canberra at the beginning of September at the Italian Innovation Day, within a Global Table and in collaboration with Seed & Chips, to be known by the Australian public.
Fri 19 Jul 2019
Marco Crotta, blockchain expert of Foodchain® SpA took part in a workshop at the Polo Micara of the University d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara together with big names such as Paolo Nardella, a lawyer expert in smart contract, new economy and start-up and William Nonnis, blockchain consultant for the Ministry of Defense. Together, they established a conversation on the potential of the blockchain applied to industrial sectors.
Wed 10 Jul 2019
Marco Crotta of Foodchain® SpA present at yesterday's workshop on blockchain in the food sector. Foodchain SpA, supported by the technology of Quadrans Foundation, GELLIFY, Agrofood BIC and Granarolo S.p.A. to present together with Scytale the realities of excellence for the blockchain in Italy. Central themes: traceability, trusts and transactions.
Fri 21 Jun 2019
On June 25th, at the Officers circle Caserma S.Barbara in Milano, is held the first conference on the "CRITICAL MISSION" organized by the 1st Regiment of Transmissions. The conference aims to examine the ongoing technological developments, trends and strategies for the creation fo MISSION CRITICAL networks, involving Universities, Industries and the Defense sector to share information and strengthen relationships. This forum reflects the growing need of the research world, the industrial sector and government bodies to work together to achieve ever greater results. The CTO Fabio Fiori intervenes for Foodchain.
Fri 14 Dec 2018
Our Regional Head for Asia and Middle East Mr. Azizi Meor Ngah attended as a speaker at the "Kedah International Business and Investment Summit" presentig the Foodchain experience. He also met the CEO of the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Roberto Benetello.
Fri 30 Nov 2018
We are proud that our Regional Head of Middle east and Asia Mr. Azizi Meor Ngah attended as Chairman of " The ASEAN Post" the event "Reimagining Southeast Asia 2018" with other important world personalities in order to discuss the global changing which are involving Southeast Asia. Meetings like this embrace totally our corporate philosophy of global developement through dialogue and technology. In the first photo, Mr. Azizi Meor Nga, EU Ambassador Mrs. Maria Castillio Fernandez, Malaysia Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Saifuddin Abdallah, Malaysia Minister of International Trade and Industry Mr. Darell Leiking, Thailand Ambassador Mr. Narong Sasitorn and the CEO of "The Asean Post" Mr. Rohan Ramakrishnan.
Thu 29 Nov 2018
Our CEO Eng. Marco Vitale attended as a speaker the Fiware Global Summit organised in Malaga by the Fiware Foundation, event which attracted the most important global innovators in "disruptive" technologies applied in the sectors of Smart City, Smart Energy and Smart Agrifood.
Wed 21 Nov 2018
We are proud to be part of this revolutionary project, that uses blockchain technology for tracking the supply chain of a new material like innovative bioplastic produced by EarthBi.
Wed 14 Nov 2018
Our CTO Eng. Fabio Fiori is attending the Blockchain Challenge, event organinsed by "The Blockchain Council", explaining how blockchain will change the food traceability sector in the next years
Mon 12 Nov 2018
Our CEO Eng. Marco Vitale attended with our partner Agricolus srl as a speaker to Eima International, the international agricoltural and gardening machinery exhibition.
Fri 09 Nov 2018
We have won the call "Seed Money" promoted by Trentino Sviluppo with the focus on innovation in agrifood. It's an important reward for us, it's a matching between territorial developement and dialogue with institutions in order to develop new technologies.
Wed 07 Nov 2018
Our CEO Eng. Marco Vitale attended as a speker at the Blockchain Forum Italia. It has been an important moment for explaining our contribution to the food traceability sector.
Fri 26 Oct 2018
Our Business Developer Davide Redaelli has been invited as a speaker at "Fiere Zootecniche Internazionali di Cremona", and explained how blockchain will change the sector of food traceability.
Thu 25 Oct 2018
Our Regional Head fo Middle east and Asia Azizi Meor Ngah, together with Prof. Albert Tan, has been invited as speaker at "GROSTLog 2018" in Jakarta. In this event he explained how the blockchain will change every aspect of supply and logistic chain.
Wed 26 Sep 2018
The development of blockchain technologies on a global scale. Our Regional Head for Asia and Middle-East Azizi Meor Ngah participated in the working table organised by the "Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology" (MIGHT) to study and propose new development models linked to key sectors of the country's agricolture, such as palm oil production, using blockchain.
Tue 18 Sep 2018
Blockchain and food traceability as instruments of world's development in agritech. We are in Singapore TechInnovation event with our CEO Eng. Marco Vitale, our Project Engineer Alessandro Vitale and our Business Developer Davide Redaelli.