Hi @juhnke, thanks for the note. I am not a MSFT guy, but that Walmart story is what led me to look at Hyperledger and try their Azure Blockchain as a Service. Unfortunately, the platform seemed expensive after the introductory offer expires, around $200/month vs. $30/month for meteor & ethereum.
Thanks for the Ripe link, I had not heard about them. Please let me know when you come across other interesting companies in the space
Regarding vision & merging of concepts, my interest with the food computer & ethereum is to get a proof of concept that can then be used for food servers & food warehouses. Food computers will primarily feed the owner, but I can see how the sharing of recipes could become part of a blockchain. And certainly food servers & food warehouses are a growing segment of the supply chain.
I think the biggest issue with food servers right now is they cost $80-100,000. You have to sell a lot of microgreens to cover costs & your initial investment. My hope with the OpenAg project is that food servers can be built for $20,000, then you would have something that could really scale.