Walmart to implement blockchain in the food supply chain

Blockchain: from the tech industry to the food industry, it seems like all anybody’s talking about anymore. The technology’s role in food supply chain traceability has been a hot topic for the past year or so, and now it’s starting to transition from the realm of discussion to reality.

Walmart has announced that by September […]

Blockchain: Cryptocurrency’s tech could optimize food safety in a globalized food chain

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that has seen an exponential soar in price over the last 30 days, pushing its underlying technology further into the mainstream. The technology, which supports Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like it, is called blockchain, and it could revolutionize food chain traceability in the coming years.

According to The Economist, “(Blockchain) in […]

Move over plastic. Packaging made from milk could protect food in the future

At the grocery store, most foods come wrapped in plastic packaging. Not only does this create a lot of non-recyclable, non-biodegradable waste, but thin plastic films are not great at preventing spoilage either. Furthermore, some plastics are suspected of leaching potentially harmful compounds into food. To address these issues, scientists are now developing a packaging […]

The perfect pea?

A group of scientists at the John Innes Centre in the U.K. have developed peas that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. Published in PLOS ONE, this study is important because peas and other legume seeds contain several proteins that stop nutrients from being fully absorbed in the intestines of not only […]

Neogen acquires India food safety company

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Sterling Test House, a leading commercial food testing laboratory based in southwest India, and that the acquired laboratory will serve as a base for the company’s new operations in India.

Sterling Test House was incorporated in 1990, and its business has grown […]