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The Conversation: Food scares such as mad cow disease (BSE) and cross contamination mean many consumers have less trust in their food, increasingly seeking information on authenticity and production practices.

Recent developments in the digital economy could help. Among these are a growing use of sensors providing information to allow more intelligent practices to reduce costs and improve flexibility. But a relatively new innovation, the blockchain, is seen by many as offering significant opportunities within agricultural supply chains.

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