ZEGO, a food safety firm is utilizing blockchain to test products for the residue of a dangerous substance attached to an ongoing $289 million Monsanto lawsuit, as indicated by an official statement published on August 16.
Not long ago, Monsanto was fined $289 million in harms after a court decision for a plaintiff’s cases that the organization’s utilization of a herbicide containing glyphosate had caused his cancer.
ZEGO supposedly has a patent-pending blockchain system that would enable organizations to test foodstuffs for glyphosate. The organization says it had at first built up the solution for empowering customers to settle on better-educated decisions about the presence of allergens and gluten in different goods.
As per ZEGO, glyphosate testing can additionally be utilized as a method for checking providers’ purported natural and non-GMO accreditations, which it infers can frequently be fake. As the public statement notes:
“Glyphosate has been the subject of thousands of lawsuits and studies alleging correlation to cancer and celiac-like symptoms. This has prompted debates over how much exposure is safe. But the argument over safety thresholds is academic…because consumers have no idea how much they are ingesting. Most…companies do not test for glyphosate, even though numerous studies have measured surprisingly high amounts of it in some packaged [and] even organic foods.”
A month ago, the UK’s Food Standard Agency (FSA) effectively finished a pilot utilizing blockchain as an administrative instrument to guarantee consistency in the food division, noticing at the time that the tech’s maximum capacity to enhance measures would just be acknowledged if an “industry-led” activity were to take off.