Expediate exports to China with blockchain? Australian outfit seeks to speed-up ‘COVID-19-free’ shipments

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Two Hands’ platform and technology begins with a tamper-evident smart tag, which has a multitude of data about the product linked to it at the very beginning of the supply chain, the fishermen or farmers.

“Many blockchain platforms and applications are available globally now, but most lack integrity due to gaps in the supply chain between the source and the consumer – we have removed all the middlemen from the supply chain, plugging these gaps, and it all starts with our tamper-evident smart tags,”​ Two Hands Founder and CEO Greg McLardie told FoodNavigator-Asia​.

“When the food item, let’s say it’s a rock lobster, is brought to port, we immediately electronically weigh it, and input this information along with colour, quality, fisherman information, pricing and so on onto our digital marketplace to be scrutinized and users to place orders online. This info is linked with the smart tag – the tag is locked on and tamper-proof, and if anyone tries to remove it, it will be destroyed.

“We then pack the lobster in Australia and ship it to Pudong, China – from there, we have people who pick it up from customs and send it directly to the end-user, whether this be a consumer or chef looking for seafood to cook.

“This way, we have cut off all the middle people whether it be wet market sellers, wholesalers, importers, last mile distributors – and this way there is much more integrity in the food chain.”

Two Hands is also working on approaching the governments in Australia and China to work out how to incorporate their technology into the latter’s new requirement for all imported fresh foods to be tested for COVID-19​, especially seafoods and meat.