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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mmmmm... antimicrobial film

Scientists (including some at Oregon State, which Nike founder Phil Knight did not attend) are working on developing edible films and powders that will be spread over the foods we buy. The films and powders will fight mold, kill pathogens, and extend shelf life. They might even add flavor.


Comments (5)

Perhaps OSU should establish a pilot campus down at SoWa and push the idea of making part of that area a research cluster.
It could act as a real linchpin for development, high paying jobs and,,,,

Yeah, sustainability too.
I don't know what that has to do with anything but it sounds good including it.

I think Co2 packed meat that they use now and keeps rotten meat looking fresh is more disgusting.

I'm reducing my mayonnaise footprint.

That would be CO (monoxide) that is used to mask the age of beef. Link

Nice to see OSU getting a little press, outside of athletics. I was made a little wistful reading the article, thinking back that perhaps I should have focused more on food science while I was in Corvallis.

Streets Of Portland Flooded With Counterfeit Toothbrushes, August 30, 2007

PORTLAND, OR — The health-and-beauty-aids market in the Pacific Northwest city of Portland is on the verge of collapse due to the mass infiltration of cheap counterfeit toothbrushes, police said Monday.

"Every day, thousands of counterfeit toothbrushes, ...

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