A group of scientists recently unveiled a new type of food packaging that has the potential to prevent food and packaging waste. In this episode of the Xtalks Food Podcast, Sydney talks about a new biodegradable, antibacterial food packaging made from a type of corn protein called zein, starch and other naturally-derived biopolymers. It also releases natural antimicrobial compounds that can kill common fungi such as E. Coli or Listeria. The team applauds the scientists for this innovative new food packaging and discusses how, if widely adopted, it could prevent consumers from improperly recycling food packaging while lengthening the freshness of foods.
Also, in this episode, Sydney introduces the team to the world’s first whole-cut plant-based salmon filet from Israeli startup Plantish. The company claims that the analogue delivers the same taste, texture and nutritional profile as real salmon without harming any fish. It was also designed to mimic its fish counterpart in every way, including a flakey texture, fibrous structure and buttery mouthfeel. The team discusses whether they would try Plantish salmon and whether it has the potential to compete in the $50 billion salmon industry.
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