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Is The World’s Most Expensive Cup of Coffee Worth It?

Civets and coffee cherries, pachyderms and poop – can the artificial fermentation of coffee beans mimic the digestive effects that produce the world’s most expensive – and arguably most unusual – cup of joe? To learn more about … Read More

How is Black Soldier Fly Changing How We Process Trash?

A United Nations study on global food insecurity estimated that the world’s population will reach 9 billion people by 2050. Already over 1 billion individuals live with chronic hunger so how are we going to feed the increasing population? … Read More

Food Poisoning – The Wedding Crasher

There is no such thing as a free lunch, isn’t that how the saying goes? And it might also be true of dinner – even at a wedding reception. If you are one of the unfortunate guests to be … Read More

Activated Charcoal – Could This Ingredient Be An Ice Cream Game Changer?

The heat index is rising. The mercury is heading skyward. And we are all searching for ways to cool off this summer. So inevitably our thoughts turn to ice-cream – what could be better? Soft and creamy, pure white … Read More

How Much Do You Know About the New Generation of Cannabis-Edibles?

Doobie, aunt mary, skunk, ganja, grass – whatever you call it, marijuana is in the news. Historically classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as a Schedule 1 narcotic, the herb has recently been legalized for both medical and recreational … Read More

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

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 … Read More

From Biodegradable To Edibly Functional

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 … Read More

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

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 … Read More

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

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 … Read More

How Does Spinach Find its Way into the Cleanroom?

Spinach. It’s polarizing: either you were forced to eat it as a child and now you can’t bear to look at it or you just can’t resist adding it to smoothies and shakes whenever possible. But did you know … Read More

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