Author Archives: Berkshire Corporation

The Joy of Jellyfish

The Joy of Jellyfish

Mola mola, a fish so bizarre-looking that they named it twice. Mola, from the Latin for ‘millstone,’ is the scientific name for the Sunfish, one of three species in the Mola genus. In French and Spanish, the Sunfish is translated as ‘Moon Fish,’ in Chinese it’s the ‘Toppled Wheel Fish,’ and in German it’s known […]

Plane Food – Plain Food, Space Food – Safe Food

Rockets and Meals

In case you haven’t noticed – maybe you were still sleeping off the over-indulgences of the July 4th festivities, on a digital detox, or off the planet roaming the universe somewhere – this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Yes, that’s right: for those of us ‘experienced’ enough to remember […]

Arsenic as the ‘Protector of Apples.’

apple and arsenic

In 1944, director Frank Capra released his dark comedy adaptation of Joseph Kesselring’s play, Arsenic and Old Lace. Starring Cary Grant and Raymond Massey, the film told the story of a family in which two family matriarchs take it upon themselves to poison lonely and aged men with apparently nothing to live for. Seeing their […]

Functional Comfort Food

Ruby chocolate food trend

Back in 2017 (Functional Comfort Food) we reported about ruby red chocolate made from ruby cocoa beans sourced from the Ivory Coast, Ecuador, and Brazil that Swiss mega-chocolatier The Barry Callebaut Group had recently launched into the Shanghai, China market. Subsequent to the article, ruby chocolate was introduced into the Japan and Europe markets.  On […]

Is Kombucha a Boozy Booch or a Beneficial Beverage?

kombucha fermentation and shots

Between dire predictions of climate change and political stability on the global stage, some of us will be forgiven for turning – albeit only very occasionally – to the world of Hollywood and/or celebrity gossip for relief from the seemingly unstoppable torrent of Bad News. Whether it’s binge watching Game of Thrones or tabloid surfing […]

Canada’s New Safe Food for Canadian Regulations (SFCR)? – An Update

SFCR

At Berkshire, we know we have discerning readers. An audience well versed in the mission, vision, and technologies of our industry. Readers with a broad range of interests outside of products used in cleanrooms or updates on protocols, and who thrill at learning how our industry is contributing to missions to Mars, creating innovative technologies, […]

How Bioreactors and Cleanroom Technology Might Be the Answer to Declining Seafood Stocks

Cellular-shrimp

For lovers of the ocean, the impact of some of our modern human behaviors is a cause of grave concern. Not only are we polluting the marine environment with our chemical run-off, trash, acidification and rising sea levels through climate change and more, but we are also removing its denizens at an alarming rate. From […]