‘World’s first’ enzymatically recycled bottles developed for PepsiCo, Suntory and Nestlé

Globally, around 70 million tons of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic are manufactured every year. This equates to around 20% of all plastic produced. However, plastic used in packaging degrades over time through repeated conventional thermomechanical processes, meaning that new virgin plastic is required to retain its quality. Now, French biotechContinue Reading

How plants quickly adapt to shifting environmental conditions

IMAGE: Nuclei of plant cells are seen before and after the plant was exposed to shade. In the top images (before), the transcription factor PIF7 (red) is confined in speckles that… view more  Credit: Chan Yul Yoo, Meng Chen lab, UC Riverside LA JOLLA–(June 30, 2021) Scientists–and gardeners–have long known thatContinue Reading

Danone Manifesto Ventures Acquires Majority Stake in Harmless Harvest

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Danone Manifesto Ventures (DMV) today announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Harmless Harvest, a leader in organic coconut-based products including coconut water and dairy-free coconut yogurt alternatives, as DMV furthers its investment position and partnership efforts. DMV is the corporate venture arm of Danone, theContinue Reading

Technology can be the critical differentiator for the environment

Mario Belesi, Director of Solidworks for Latin America at Dassault Systèmes, tells us how technological innovations, such as 3D and Virtual Twins, will be necessary to achieve the objectives and goals of protecting the planet. With the level of environmental degradation caused by current production models and with consumption reachingContinue Reading