News tagged with spoilage

Photonic gels are colorful sensors

(Phys.org)—Materials scientists at Rice University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created very thin color-changing films that may serve as part of inexpensive sensors for food ...

Oct 10, 2012
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Comparing apples and oranges

Every year, U.S. supermarkets lose roughly 10 percent of their fruits and vegetables to spoilage, according to the Department of Agriculture. To help combat those losses, MIT chemistry professor Timothy Swager and his students ...

Apr 30, 2012
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Garlic doesn’t just repel vampires

The folk wisdom that eating garlic fights illness is ancient. In these more modern times, fruit and vegetable extracts that can inhibit the growth of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms are actually being evaluated as ...

Aug 16, 2011
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