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Technological advances can help manage more efficient, sustainable and accountable farming practices. (Shutterstock)

Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges.
NFTs can be used to prove who created and who owns digital items like these images by the artist Beeple shown at an exhibition in Beijing. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

How nonfungible tokens work and where they get their value – a cryptocurrency expert explains NFTs

NFTs are made the same way as crypto coins, but where every crypto coin is like every other, each NFT is a unique digital item – from images to sound files to text.
The accounting profession and others in the financial services industry are at risk of extinction due to technological advances. (Adeolu Eletu/Unsplash)

Financial professions must pivot to stave off technological extinction

In the face of technological threats, it may be tempting to turn finance professionals into data scientists. This isn’t the way forward. Instead, they need to find new uses for their expertise.
Do you know where your coffee comes from? The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of knowing about our supply chains. Here, a woman carries harvested coffee beans in a coffee plantation in Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique, in August 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food’s murky supply chains

The COVID-19 crisis highlights the importance of supply chains. But even with the increased recent attention, most supply chains remain murky. Consumers can play a key role in lifting that cloud.

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