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A content-analysis based literature review in blockchain adoption within food supply chain

A content-analysis based literature review in blockchain adoption within food supply chain
A content-analysis based literature review in blockchain adoption within food supply chain
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one out of 10 people get sick from eating contaminated food. Complex food production process and globalization make food supply chain more delicate. Many technologies have been investigated in recent years to address food insecurity and achieve efficiency in dealing with food recalls. One of the most promising technologies is Blockchain, which has already been used successfully in financial aspects, such as bitcoin, and it is attracting interests from food supply chain organizations. As blockchain has characteristics, such as decentralization, security, immutability, smart contract, it is therefore expected to improve sustainable food supply chain management and food traceability. This paper applies a content-analysis based literature review in blockchain adoption within food supply chain. We propose four benefits. Blockchain can help to improve food traceability, information transparency, and recall efficiency; it can also be combined with Internet of things (IoT) to achieve better efficiency. We also propose five potential challenges, including lack of deeper understanding of blockchain, technology difficulties, raw data manipulation, difficulties of getting all stakeholders on board, and the deficiency of regulations.
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Duan, Jiang
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Brown, Stephen
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Duan, Jiang, Zhang, Chen, Gong, Yu, Brown, Stephen and Li, Zhi (2020) A content-analysis based literature review in blockchain adoption within food supply chain. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (5), 1784. (doi:10.3390/ijerph17051784).

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one out of 10 people get sick from eating contaminated food. Complex food production process and globalization make food supply chain more delicate. Many technologies have been investigated in recent years to address food insecurity and achieve efficiency in dealing with food recalls. One of the most promising technologies is Blockchain, which has already been used successfully in financial aspects, such as bitcoin, and it is attracting interests from food supply chain organizations. As blockchain has characteristics, such as decentralization, security, immutability, smart contract, it is therefore expected to improve sustainable food supply chain management and food traceability. This paper applies a content-analysis based literature review in blockchain adoption within food supply chain. We propose four benefits. Blockchain can help to improve food traceability, information transparency, and recall efficiency; it can also be combined with Internet of things (IoT) to achieve better efficiency. We also propose five potential challenges, including lack of deeper understanding of blockchain, technology difficulties, raw data manipulation, difficulties of getting all stakeholders on board, and the deficiency of regulations.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 March 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 9 March 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 453598
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/453598
ISSN: 1660-4601
PURE UUID: 302289c1-5749-4c38-8e77-4e5d551c37df
ORCID for Yu Gong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5411-376X

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Date deposited: 20 Jan 2022 17:34
Last modified: 18 Jun 2022 01:47

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Author: Jiang Duan
Author: Chen Zhang
Author: Yu Gong ORCID iD
Author: Stephen Brown
Author: Zhi Li

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