Monthly Archives: May 2017

How A New Generation of Compostables is Challenging the Recycle/Re-Use Paradigm.

Food industry clean eating business

Last week in Food Contact Surfaces we peeled back some layers to uncover new developments in the state of food packaging innovation. As the article’s supporting graphic implied, the 21st century options for transporting our personal supplies of water, fruit, or the occasional emergency martini are myriad and, at times, head-scratching. From the ‘simple’ use […]

How Are Alginate and Grapeskins Changing the Face of Food Packaging Innovation?

Family chooses dairy products in shop

In March 2016, ‘America’s Healthiest Grocery Store,’ Whole Foods, trialed an exciting new concept in grab-and-go food packaging. In a handful of stores including the now infamous location in Oakland, CA, the niche retailer offered pre-peeled oranges, ‘conveniently’ packaged in a single-use plastic tub. In a photo that was destined to go viral across a […]

Can New Tech Launch Potatoes as the Next Interstellar Food?

Pile of colorful little potatoes over white

French fries, potato chips, latkes, waffles, mash, bakers, roasties…all potatoes, all of the time. Never has a vegetable been so universally loved. Although robust and hearty in a dish, the potato is nonetheless more susceptible to attack by pathogens than you might imagine. Read on to learn how cleanroom technology might be about not only […]

High-Tech Hemp – How Is This Humble Seed Moving Beyond its Hippie Heritage?

hemp milk and seeds

Do you remember when we broached the subject of cockroach milk? That article garnered quite a lot of interest, creating a buzz around this ‘alternative’ beverage and the question of sustainable farming. Recently, we double-checked the shelves of our local grocery store to be sure that this substance wasn’t already available (it wasn’t – phew!) […]