At the recent Oracle OpenWorld Dubai show, Oracle showed a demonstration of how natural Honey can be verified by blockchain. You may wonder, well, why would anyone need Honey verified by blockchain?
You may be surprised to learn that Honey is one of the most frequently impure or mislabeled foods. In recent years, Honey mixed with impure ingredients such as sugar, salt, corn syrup and even toxins has been found at grocery suppliers and retailers.
According to research by Food Safety News, as much as 76% of the Honey sold in grocery stores is fake. Some of it even contains toxins which can make people very ill. With the increase of fake Honey flooding the market, the importance of making the provenance and the origin of Honey transparent to consumers, via labelling powered by blockchain, can not be underestimated. Putting Honey on the blockchain can literally save people lives by identifying potentially harmful ingredients. In an article exploring the honey laundering industry, Wide Open Eats identifies that some fake Honey contains, Chloramphenicol, an antibiotic banned in the U.S. that has been linked to cancer and is dangerous to some people.