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 mimic nature in encapsulating and sealing solids and liquids. Read on to learn how innovation within the food packaging industry is having an important impact on our national resource management…

Consumers are worried about the environmental impact of the packaging they buy.  Researchers are working with milk proteins, plant based delivery systems, and other technologies to make packaging eco friendly.  Read more at