Can Blockchain Technology Help Regulatory Science?

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk



Blockchain for Good Governance in the Food Industry: Opportunities and Challenges

The global food industry faces important governance challenges for which blockchain has been proposed as a solution. This presentation will explain the concept of blockchain and outline its value proposition from the perspective of different actors in the supply chain (producer, distributor, retailer, consumer, regulator, enforcer etc.). It will seek to separate the truth from the hype surrounding blockchain and present examples to show how it is being used to promote transparency, traceability, accountability, reduce fraud and improve consumer trust. Injecting a note of caution, however, it will also examine some of the ways in which this new “trust machine” could potentially be subverted by vested interests, and consider what the industry and regulators might be able to do to prevent this, as well as how innovations such as artificial intelligence might help.

Keywords: Blockchain. Good Governance. Transparency. Accountability, Regulation. Consumer Protection. Food Safety.
Period21 Sept 2018
Event titleEuropean Food Safety Agency Conference 2018: Science, Food, Society
Event typeConference
LocationParma, ItalyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Blockchain
  • Good Governance
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Regulation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Food Safety