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Is Arsenic In Rice Poisoning Your Baby? Natural Toxins!

It’s hard to dispute that we are in a period of transition. Social upheaval, political uncertainty, and the drama of environmental change create screaming headlines to set us sometimes perilously off balance and unsure how to get through our days.

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Is The World’s Most Expensive Cup of Coffee Worth It?

Coffee. Those six small letters make up a word that stimulates the imagination, wakes the brain, and kickstarts the day. Conjuring a rich, dark aroma and the sensuality of heaping soft brown sugar dissolving into a bold foamy crema, … Read More


How the Black Soldier Fly Is Changing How We Process Trash?

Just when you think Food Contact Surfaces couldn’t get more weird, we strive to make sure we out-do ourselves. Today, we have a story that we’re prepared to bet you didn’t see coming…bugs! And not just any old bugs. Socially-impactful, … Read More

Food Poisoning – The Wedding Crasher

We’ve all been there, we know the pain. In terms of excruciating life events there is little to compare with the utter torment of being coerced into attending a wedding for folks you don’t know. Maybe it’s your spouse’s … Read More

Activated Charcoal – Could This Ingredient Be An Ice Cream Game Changer?

Depending where you are in the country right now, it’s either relatively balmy or absolutely scorching outside. With Memorial Day – the unofficial kickoff of the summer pool party season – behind us, our attention turns to tried and … Read More

How Much Do You Know About the New Generation of Cannabis-Edibles?

Doobie, aunt mary, skunk, ganja, grass – whatever you call it, marijuana is in the news. Historically classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as a Schedule 1 narcotic, the herb has recently been legalized for both medical and … Read More

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

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, … Read More


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

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 … Read More


Can New Tech Launch Potatoes as the Next Interstellar Food?

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 … Read More


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

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 … Read More

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