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A Chip for Your Hamburger

Well, not quite, but this article in the RFID Journal indicates that both official and the industry are now thinking of using RFID chips to enable greater tracking of meat through the food supply. This will help track things like…

  • January 9, 2004

Well, not quite, but this article in the RFID Journal indicates that both official and the industry are now thinking of using RFID chips to enable greater tracking of meat through the food supply. This will help track things like infected beef (e.g., ground mad cows). What the article doesn’t say is that this will also help protect against a terrorist attack — or at least allow the tracking and faster recovery if terrorists go after the food supply.

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