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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

More than Nutrition – How Does Spinach Find its Way into the Cleanroom?

The contributions made to the field of modern medicine by Hippocrates, a physician in Ancient Greece, are hard to underestimate. The ‘Father of Modern Medicine,’ Hippocrates is not only credited with defining the discipline as a profession distinct from philosophy … Read More

How is Modern Milk Production Moo-ving Away from Dairy?

It’s a bucolic image. A herd of dairy cows grazing a verdant hillside, languorously moving from one delicate nibble of sweet fresh grass to the next. In a bright blue sky the sun shines warmly, birds circle the thermals overhead, … Read More


How Do You Take Your Coffee – with Wine Or Cockroach Milk?

Good morning! If you’re anything like us, your morning routine involves fumbling for the alarm clock, scanning email, and pouring a bucket-size cup of coffee. Even on the toughest mornings – a mid-winter Monday with snow on the ground, the … Read More

Spice Manufacturing: Racking up Contamination Violations

There’s a storm brewing. A sea change. An unprecedented overturning of the comfort of routine and points of balance. We are living in interesting times. From the proposed border wall to the U.S. quitting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), whatever your … Read More


Edible Insects? There’s a New Kind of Crunch in Town

Human beings are a diverse bunch. We hold differing opinions on almost everything – from politics to sports to who we marry and who we worship. Endlessly creative, we find an almost infinite number of ways in which to differentiate … Read More


Filet Mignon for Fido? Just Hold the Extras!

Another week brings us face to face with another recall in the food industry. Just as we were starting to recover from scandals involving potentially contaminated cookie dough (Listeria monocytogenes, Aspen Hills, Inc.), popcorn chicken (‘extraneous materials,’ Tyson Foods) … Read More


I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream…

There is no more perfect image of summer idyll: a blanket on a grassy knoll in a city park, the sunlight filtering through the leaves of an old oak tree as you chase rivulets of melting ice cream down … Read More

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