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 mimic nature in encapsulating and sealing solids and liquids. Read on to learn how innovation within the food packaging industry is having an important impact on our national resource management…  continue reading over at

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