Spray-On, Rinse-Off Food 'Wrapper' Can Cut Plastic Packaging

Packaging is essential for preserving and distributing many kinds of foods, but it often incorporates plastic—scraps of which already litter too much of the planet, posing a threat to wildlife and contaminating drinking water and soil. Now researchers say they have developed a nontoxic, biodegradable and antimicrobial food coating thatContinue Reading

TWRA rescues bear cub with head stuck in plastic food container

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Biologists with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency rescued a black bear cub by freeing its head from a plastic food container. However, the steps to freedom were long. The bear was originally spotted on June 13 at the Covered Bridge Resort in Wears Valley. TWRA partneredContinue Reading

Customers look at the prices at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Fears of a global food crisis are mounting, as climate change impacts and supply chain blockages caused by the war in Ukraine are felt around the world. These female entrepreneurs are not only helping farmers feed Latin America, but also providing the organic farmers with a better livelihood. From fintechContinue Reading

Plastic pollution is bad, but food waste is far worse

Single-use plastic is a huge environmental problem, but it can help limit food waste – another big problem. Tackling both will take ingenuity. In 1970, Coca-Cola investigated the environmental impact of making reusable glass bottles and found that single-use plastic bottles could be better in many contexts. It switchedContinue Reading

Franklin Templeton Institute Releases Latest Insights on Food Innovation and Related Investment Opportunities

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Franklin Templeton Institute released its latest insights paper, “Food innovation: Investing to feed our future,” focusing on the innovation and investments needed to feed a growing global population in the face of climate change and geopolitical conflict. The paper features perspectives from a variety of FranklinContinue Reading