Monthly Archives: May 2017

Changing The Face of Food Packaging with Alginate and Grape Skins.

Family chooses dairy products in shop

The shift from the petroleum economy is underway. With consumers more conscientious about the environmental impact of the items they buy, the days of the plastic-based food container are numbered. While researchers at the USDA are tinkering with milk proteins to engineer an edible plastic film, others are crafting entire plant-based food delivery systems that […]

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

From “Reefer Madness” in 1936 to “Hemp for Victory” in 1942, hemp – a member of the Cannabis sativa family – has always been a hotly contested product. The plants which astrophysicist Carl Sagan suggested may have been the world’s first agriculture crop have been both vilified and lauded, and continue to be an economic […]