Thu 30 Apr 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.
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. While in other product sectors the counterfeiting of a trademark is already a crime in itself, in the case of "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.
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.
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.
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.