Sure, let's meet the meat
December 19, 2011 11:51 AM Subscribe
posted by Old'n'Busted (21 comments total)
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IBM is currently putting together
database and barcode tracking to allow farmers and grocers in China to track your porkchop, from the pig to the plate. Using supply chain tracking (similar to what is done already in other industries), the goal is to limit and hopefully prevent disease outbreaks by tracking the health of the animal, including which other animals it has come into contact with. So the next time you sit down for some nice ham, you might be able to scan the barcode (or RFID tag) to see whom else on your block shares your own porcine six degrees of separation.
And any such article would not be complete without a visit from Peter Davidson in a pig suit from HHGTTG