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Lab-grown diary could soon become the food of the future

June 26th, 2019 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

First stop burgers, next stop cheese. Lab-grown meat is getting a lot of attention along with plant-based meat substitutes. Technology is driving the industry toward providing alternatives to conventionally produced food products. Dairy proteins may be the next product produced in a lab, for use in fluid “milk” production and processed dairy products like yogurt […]



How Oat Milk conquered America

June 23rd, 2019 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

  The Swedish company Oatly won over American baristas and launched a massive trend When Chicago barista Dominic Rodriguez first heard about oat milk, he was skeptical. He had latte-making down to a fine art — at coffee competitions, he sculpts swan-necked turkeys and roses out of foam — and in his experience, plant-based milks didn’t foam correctly. “I’m […]



Energy researchers break the catalytic speed limit

June 8th, 2019 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

  A new discovery by University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers could increase the speed and lower the cost of thousands of chemical processes used in developing fertilizers, foods, fuels, plastics, and more. A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered new technology that […]



The FDA Tells the Food Industry to Change How It Uses ‘Expiration’ Dates

June 2nd, 2019 at 10:55 am » Comments Off

The Food and Drug Administration is going after food waste with a new effort to make sure we don’t throw out groceries until they’re absolutely inedible. On Thursday, the agency issued a letter to the food industry at large, throwing its support behind a growing trend to almost universally adopt a “Best if Used By” […]



It’s not just salt, sugar, fat: Study finds ultra-processed foods drive weight gain

May 31st, 2019 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

An example of one of the study’s ultra-processed lunches consists of quesadillas, refried beans and diet lemonade. Participants on this diet ate an average of 508 calories more per day and gained an average of 2 pounds over two weeks. Over the past 70 years, ultra-processed foods have come to dominate the U.S. diet. These […]



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