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Mycelium-based ingredient used in Beverages and Meat analogues

Website Link (Article by Oliver Morrison) US-based MycoTechnology says it is set to accelerate its growth plans in Europe after the European Commission granted Novel Food status to two of its mycelium-based plant proteins. Mycelium is the fibrous root structure of mushrooms. MycoTechnology’s range of ingredients, called FermentIQ, consist of pea and rice protein fermented…

Valorization of food industry waste and by-products using 3D printing: A study on the development of value-added functional cookies

Article Link Highlights •A novel approach for improved utilization of food industry waste/by-products.•Industry waste streams selected: grape pomace and broken wheat.•3D printing for the production of customized foods with improved value.•Insights for cleaner production and effective resource recovery.•Optimization of 3D printing conditions in the in-house fabricated printer CARK. Abstract Wastes and by-products of the food…

Outlook 2023: Consumer Trends

Website Link (Article by Elizabeth Brewster) If you’re looking for the main driving force behind the latest trends in consumer behavior, look no further than that timeworn cliché from the 1990s: “It’s the economy, stupid.” As global consumers settle into a new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than two-thirds (67%), on…

What Science Says About the Potential Healing Effects of Essential Oils

Website Link (Article by Megan Schmidt) Essential oils smell great. But what do researchers have to say about the health benefits of essential oils? Are they really safe remedies for anxiety, stress, pain and other health problems? Since the dawn of civilization, people have turned to the power of plants for healing purposes. But one…

How next-gen sequencing tech is advancing food safety testing technologies

Website Link (Article By Natasha Spencer) As the food industry champions full transparency and shifts to finding preventive measures against foodborne outbreaks, genomics testing provider Clear Labs is developing surveillance and diagnostics to progress accuracy and efficiency in today’s food safety testing tech. Today’s food industry focuses on transparency and a better understanding of foodborne…

How You Can Tweak Your Current Lifestyle Now To Incorporate Top Healthy Habits

If you’ve been feeling sluggish, stressed out, or simply not at the top of your game, you may be looking for easy ways to improve your lifestyle for better health. Fortunately, you don’t need to overhaul your current lifestyle – simply making some targeted tweaks and incorporating key habits can help. Whether you work outdoors…

Turning Plastic Grocery Bags into Sustainable Fuel

Website Link (Article by Larry Frum) More than 300 million tons of plastic waste are produced annually, which causes serious environmental issues because of plastic’s life cycle and the difficulty of eliminating it. Consequently, most plastic waste ends up in either a landfill or the ocean. A significant number of plastics break down into microplastics,…

What Is SPRING and Why Is It Needed in Packaging Now?

Website Link (Article by Robert Lilienfeld) SPRING is an acronym for the new Sustainable Packaging Research, Information, and Networking Group. Here’s what you should know about SPRING, a new virtual think tank to help all stakeholders make effective decisions about sustainable packaging. Let me introduce you to SPRING, which  stands for the Sustainable Packaging Research,…

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