Fresh fruit, hold the wax

The waxy coating often seen on apples and other types of fruit that aim to keep them fresher longer, could be a thing of the past. This is thanks to a start-up company in Southern California that is using fresh plant materials to extend the shelf life of fruits up to five times longer than […]

Study: Proteins from GM plants capable of reducing E.coli in food

A new study is showing that proteins known as colicins, which are produced by genetically modified plants, can be extracted and applied to contaminated meat and produce to kill harmful E. coli bacteria.

Recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research team engineered tobacco, leafy beets, spinach, chicory and lettuce […]

Report highlights concerns over lupine; other food additives

A new report is raising concerns surrounding GRAS (generally recognized as safe) food additives, the controversies associated with how they are determined, and the barriers to regulating them.

In particular, a peanut-related legume called lupine, sometimes added in gluten-free products, is the main area of focus as it is often added without an allergen warning […]