The Future of Meat: A Dive into Cultured Meat

Cultured meat

Traditional livestock farming is presenting an ecological conundrum. It’s responsible for an astonishing 14.5% of our total greenhouse gas emissions and occupies a significant fraction of our planet’s available land. With forecasts indicating meat production could double by 2050, the urgency for alternative solutions has never been clearer. This brings us to an exciting frontier: […]

Food processing techniques: how can they be eco-friendlier?

The food industry is very competitive and must satisfy the growing need for optimized processed and reduced food processing’s carbon footprint. Food processing techniques include food preservation, transformation, and the extraction of nutrients from food, take an essential role in food manufacturing. Recently consumers have started to manifest their need for less processed and greener […]

Microbial Enzymes: Their many uses in the Food Industry

People have been using microorganisms in food preparations for thousands of years. One of the best examples of their uses is in winemaking, where yeasts ferment the sugars found in grape juice, and they convert it to wine. Technological advancements enabled researchers to understand that microbes can act as cell factories and suitable for various […]

The Health Benefits of Probiotics

Eli Metchnikoff was the first to identify the beneficial role of the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract of humans, and he received the Nobel prize in 1908 for it. He observed that primarily in Balkan farmers who consumed cultured, fermented milk in their diet lived longer. Then he came up with the theory of longevity, […]

Sugar Replacements – What is the best way to substitute sucrose?

Sugar is probably the most controversial ingredient since it is associated with many health risks, such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, and heart disease. People on modern diets consume too much sugar, and the latter is present in so many products that they are not even aware of it most of the time. Scientific evidence proves […]

The use of ultrasound for the elimination of chemical contaminants in food

What is ultrasound? Before digging into ultrasound, let’s begin with the basics, shall we? The sound is an oscillation of particles in an elastic medium. These oscillations can transmit their movements to neighboring particles which, in turn, transfer their movements to others. The latter phenomenon causes a local pressure variation. The difference between sound and […]