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Edible food packaging made from milk proteins

At the grocery store, most foods—meats, breads, cheeses, snacks—come wrapped in plastic packaging. Not only does this create a lot of non-recyclable, non-biodegradable waste, but thin plastic films are not great at preventing ...

dateAug 21, 2016 in Materials Science
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Flowering meadows benefit humankind

The more it swarms, crawls and flies the better it is for humans. This is the finding of a study published in Nature. More than 60 researchers from a number of universities were involved, including the Technical University ...

dateAug 17, 2016 in Ecology
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How a protein could become the next big sweetener

High-fructose corn syrup and sugar are on the outs with calorie-wary consumers. As a result, low- and no-calorie alternatives have become popular, and soon, there could be another option that tastes more sugar-like than other ...

dateAug 17, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Video: The science of spotting fake foods

There's not much that can top a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs—except, of course, for what belongs on top: parmesan cheese. But, it turns out, what we're eating might not be parmesan at all—the Food and Drug Administration ...

dateAug 18, 2016 in Other
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