Deciphering the ethylene biosynthesis puzzle in banana fruit ripening

Ethylene, a key phytohormone, plays a vital role in the ripening of climacteric fruits like bananas, with its biosynthesis being a focal point of agricultural research due to its impact on fruit quality and shelf life. Transcription ...

Potential spoilage microbe found in microfiltered milk

A new filtration process that aims to extend milk's shelf life can result in a pasteurization-resistant microbacterium passing into fluid milk if equipment isn't properly cleaned early, Cornell food scientists have found.

Modifying shelf-life of melons via gene editing

The gaseous plant hormone ethylene has been long known to promote fruit ripening and plays a certain role in shelf-life. In a study published in Frontiers in Genome Editing, researchers performed gene editing using the Clustered ...

Bigger bottles keep champagne bubbly for decades: Study

Tiny bubbles bursting in a drinker's face and the bite of carbonation are all part of the experience when sipping champagne and sparkling wines. But how long can these drinks be stored in sealed bottles before they go flat? ...

Exploring the physics of gummy candy

For gummy candies, texture might be even more important than taste. Biting into a hard, stale treat is disappointing, even if it still carries a burst of sweetness. Keeping gummies in good condition depends on their formulation ...

A chitosan-based coating to help avocados stay fresh

Smashed on toast, creamed in guacamole or blended into salad dressing, avocados always seem to be popular. However, the fruits are notoriously finicky, going from pale green and firm to brown and mushy in the blink of an ...

Cans or bottles: What's better for a fresh, stable beer?

The flavor of beer begins to change as soon as it's packaged, prompting a debate among afficionados: Does the beverage stay fresher in a bottle or a can? Now, researchers report in ACS Food Science & Technology that the answer ...

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