How Will 3D-Printing Make Travel Faster, Cheaper, and Safer?

3d printer, Printing airplane

Today’s riddle: When is the phrase ‘cutting edge technology’ an oxymoron? Give up? Ok, we’ve got an answer: When it’s applied to additive manufacturing. Can we see a show of hands for those who got that right first time… Excellent – we have the best readers here at Cleanroom News. Additive manufacturing – also known […]

Bags of Flavor – How A New Generation of Compostables is Challenging the Recycle/Re-Use Paradigm.

Food industry clean eating business

What is rich and fruity, has a smooth body, and is shaped like a…pyramid? A coffee bag! What were you thinking? Move over single-serve coffee capsules, there’s a new environmentally-conscious caffeine in town and it’s about to shake the compostable food packaging industry from top to bottom. Read on to learn how recycling might be […]

From Biodegradable To Edibly Functional

Family chooses dairy products in shop

The shift from the petroleum economy is underway. With consumers more conscientious about the environmental impact of the items they buy, the days of the plastic-based food container are numbered. While researchers at the USDA are tinkering with milk proteins to engineer an edible plastic film, others are crafting entire plant-based food delivery systems that […]

Spuds in Space – Can New Tech Launch Potatoes as the Next Interstellar Food?

Pile of colorful little potatoes over white

  Spuds, taters, cobblers, Idahoes, ground apples, and the Staff of Life…potatoes enjoy almost as broad a variety of sobriquets as they do culinary uses. A starchy tuberous plant of the perennial nightshade family, Solanum tuberosum, ‘potato’ refers to both the plant and to the part we normally eat, the tuber. And we certainly love […]

High-Tech Hemp – How Is This Humble Seed Moving Beyond its Hippie Heritage?

hemp milk and seeds

Do you remember when we broached the subject of cockroach milk? That article garnered quite a lot of interest, creating a buzz around this ‘alternative’ beverage and the question of sustainable farming. Recently, we double-checked the shelves of our local grocery store to be sure that this substance wasn’t already available (it wasn’t – phew!) and lost […]

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