Japanese scientists produce first 3D-bioprinted, marbled Wagyu beef

The world of lab-grown meats is fast filling with all kinds of tasty bites, from burgers, to chicken breasts, to a series of increasingly complex cuts of steak. Expanding the scope of cultured beef are scientists from Japan’s Osaka University, who have… Continue reading Japanese scientists produce first 3D-bioprinted, marbled Wagyu beef

Blood, brains and burgers: The future is lab-grown everything

Science fiction has long floated the idea of a device that can produce any kind of object one can imagine. Star Trek called it a replicator, while other writers have referred to it as a Santa Claus Machine.Continue ReadingCategory: TechnologyTags: Lab … Continue reading Blood, brains and burgers: The future is lab-grown everything

Microbes anyone? Study outlines huge potential of solar-powered protein

Sadly agriculture isn’t the most efficient process, requiring huge amounts of land and resources, and as the human population grows, our food supply will be put under increasing stress. But a new study has shown that farming protein from microbes could… Continue reading Microbes anyone? Study outlines huge potential of solar-powered protein

Genetically modified rice used for edible, easily stored cholera vaccine

Japanese researchers have developed a new type of cholera vaccine by genetically modifying rice to carry a non-toxic cholera antigen. The vaccine needs no refrigeration with the rice simply ground into a powder, mixed with water and consumed.Continue R… Continue reading Genetically modified rice used for edible, easily stored cholera vaccine

World’s first lab-grown-meat factory opens in Israel

From Singapore to the International Space Station, we’re starting to see how cultured, or lab-grown, meat might soon make its way out of the lab and into everyday diets, and a newly opened factory in Israel should do plenty to help things along. Billed… Continue reading World’s first lab-grown-meat factory opens in Israel

Bacterial compound from raw pork snack could preserve food naturally

Despite the fact that it’s made of fermented raw pork, the Vietnamese meat snack Nem Chua does not cause food poisoning in people who eat it. In fact, new research suggests that a compound found in it could be used as a natural food preservative.Contin… Continue reading Bacterial compound from raw pork snack could preserve food naturally

Scientists discover how tomato ripening can be slowed down and sped up

With the global population continuing to increase and arable land continuing to shrink, there is an urgent need to improve the efficiency of food production, and a new technology developed at the University of Oxford could offer a helping hand. Scienti… Continue reading Scientists discover how tomato ripening can be slowed down and sped up

Recyclable “bioactive” paper bag could replace plastic food wrap

In most grocery stores, all of the fresh produce is either pre-wrapped in plastic film or it gets placed in plastic bags – both of which are often discarded by consumers. A new bioactive paper bag, however, could serve the same purpose while being easi… Continue reading Recyclable “bioactive” paper bag could replace plastic food wrap