Edible Microchips to Aid Cheese Traceability

Parmigiano-Reggiano cheesemakers in Italy are testing the use of high-tech, edible microchips to track and authenticate their products, whose name is protected by EU law.

Blockchain tracking and real time inventory control are two of the key ways the technology can help.

The authentic 90-pound wheels of cheese can cost more than 1000 euros, and the counterfeit market has been estimated at $2 billion annually.


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