The official launch of ICX Station happened today. It is a global accelerator program sponsored by the ICON Foundation. ICX Station will have hubs, known as Launchpads, in major cities around the world, with the first location being San Francisco 🚀
Food safety firm ZEGO is using blockchain to test products for residue of a deadly chemical tied to a recent $289 million Monsanto lawsuit, according to a press release published August 16.
Earlier this month, Monsanto was fined $289 million in damages after a court ruled in favor of a plaintiff’s claims that the company’s use of a herbicide containing glyphosate had caused his cancer.
ZEGO reportedly has a patent-pending blockchain system that would allow companies to test foodstuffs for glyphosate. The company says it had initially developed the solution to enable consumers to make better informed choices about the presence of allergens and gluten in various goods.
According to ZEGO, glyphosate testing can further be used as a means of verifying suppliers’ purported organic and non-GMO certifications, which it implies can often be fraudulent. As the press release notes:
“Glyphosate has been the subject of thousands of lawsuits and studies alleging correlation to cancer and celiac-like symptoms. This has prompted debates over how much exposure is safe. But the argument over safety thresholds is academic...because consumers have no idea how much they are ingesting. Most...companies do not test for glyphosate, even though numerous studies have measured surprisingly high amounts of it in some packaged [and] even organic foods.”
Last month, the UK’s Food Standard Agency (FSA) successfully completed a pilot using blockchain as a regulatory tool to ensure compliance in the food sector, noting at the time that the tech’s full potential to improve standards would only be realized if an “industry-led” initiative were to take off. #glyphosate#cancer#monsanto#cryptocurrency#BTC#ETH#LTC#bitcoin#ethereum#litecoin#usd#fiat#invest#token#blockchaintechnology#blockchain#technology#decentralization#trading#investing#digitalassets#fintech#security#wallet#altcoins#itsallgoodep#shesinvested#CryptoCowgirls
Look at that sweet face! Both of them!! Ann has been volunteering for more than a decade- and we love that she works directly with our patients and their families. Her fur- baby “Chubz” is just not sure about all the paparazzi as our Pet of the Week!
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The GoChain team is out at the Decentralized Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains at UCSB! 🤓✌️August 17th & 18th!
Trade of the week, completely risk free.. August has been a frustrating month so far but we’re finally seeing scope for strong swings.
We hope you all have a great weekend. We’re gonna use our free time to backtest, review and chart for the week ahead 🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽
We had a blast at the @OLTCAnews Golf Tournament yesterday & were happy to support the event with a snack table & hole sponsorship. Thanks for having us - looking forward to another year! #LTC#healthcare#healthtech
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When I acquire my dream home it will be hundreds of acres, a wonderland and sanctuary filled with all kinds of beautiful creatures of every color and class. What a feeling it will be when my dreams become reality.
Life is what you make of it and I believe we’re here on earth to collect experiences and to live to our fullest, not to just simply exist so if you’re not manifesting a life of your dreams then what are you doing?
Although litecoin was modeled after bitcoin, Lee has worked to present the cryptocurrency as an alternative to bitcoin, rather than as a competitor. Lee believes that litecoin is more useful for smaller transactions like online shopping, while bitcoin could be more useful for major international transactions.🌎⚡🚀
Should we start doing daily Litecoin facts? 👇💬