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Blockchain to boost Brazil’s brown sugar sector

Researchers in Brazil have developed a system to trace the production chain of brown sugar based on blockchain technology

blockchain Brown sugar factory in Alexânia, Goiás. Photo: Wagner Santos de Almeida/Shutterstock
Brown sugar factory in Alexânia, Goiás. Photo: Wagner Santos de Almeida/Shutterstock

Thanks to its premise of guaranteeing greater traceability, transparency, and fidelity of an information record, blockchain technology is gaining ground in economic sectors other than finance. This includes agribusiness.

In Brazil, the technology and its advantages have caught the eye of the sugarcane sector. As of this month, Brazilian stores and supermarket shelves will display the country’s first brown sugar with a traceability system based on blockchain.

By scanning a QR code stamped on the packaging, consumers will be able to access various facts about the product, such as the variety of sugarcane used, the production date, and the...

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