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Ghosts, Goblins, and Global Food Safety

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Although it seems like 2020 has already been about 5 years long (with an abundance of social media memes to reinforce this impression) it is, actually, only October and we still have the final quarter to go. It all begs the question: will this ‘challenging’ year never end? With that in mind and in a […]

Pizza in the Time of the Pandemic

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  In last week’s article we took a look at some ways in which the food service industry is stepping up its game, partially in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We highlighted the role of  innovation in changing the transactional face of how fast food outlets do business, specifically in terms of grappling with […]

What Every Home Canner Needs to Know…

home canner tomatoes

In Europe of the early modern period, one now common item came to be regarded first with suspicion and then with outright fear. A silent killer, it appeared to afflict only the wealthy classes, leaving its victims writhing in cramping constipation, succumbing to the malaise of intense nausea, and enduring the twin torments of diminished […]

Could Lupinis Be 2020’s First Vegan Superfood?

Here at Food Contact Surfaces, we’re dedicated to bringing you news you can chew on. In – dare we say it – highly digestible articles, we’ve examined the Case for Crickets as a high protein snack as well as the Crisis of the Contaminated Cheeto, and are constantly alert to food analyses that tease out […]

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 […]

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 […]

Update: Soylent, Joylent, Zoylent, and Biolent

Meal replacements for the zombie apocalypse

Last year Berkshire wrote about Soylent. “The new cult beverage that’s swept the U. S. and is now gaining traction across The Pond in the U. K., is aimed less at weight watchers and more at those who simply do not have the time, capacity, or perhaps the imagination to prepare chewable meals.” So what […]

Could Seaweed Be at your Next Party?

Could Seaweed Be at your Next Party?

With the arguably disappointing Superbowl 2019 now fading into memory, some of us – silently regretting the over-indulgence in typical game night party foods – are turning once again back to our resolutions to eat healthier this year. Out are the wings, chips, spicy layered dips, pizza slices, and onion rings and in are fresh […]

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