What is Microwave-Assisted Thermal Sterilization?

Microwave-assisted thermal sterilization (MAT) was developed initially as an alternative food preparation method for combat zones. Now, demand for this five-year-old technology has expanded beyond the battlefield. All humans must eat. In the 21st century, a huge amount of advanced technology exists with the sole purpose of feeding us. However, it’s unlikely that you will [...]

 

Microwave-assisted thermal sterilization (MAT) was developed initially as an alternative food preparation method for combat zones. Now, demand for this five-year-old technology has expanded beyond the battlefield. All humans must eat. In the 21st century, a huge amount of advanced technology exists with the sole purpose of feeding us. However, it’s unlikely that you will find a refrigerator or oven in the middle of a warzone. Typically, sending food over long distances with minimal temperature control requires large amounts of...
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Moove Over, Plastic: Milk-Based Packaging is on its Way

As the old saying goes, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. So too do we find that to be the case with plastic, a revolutionary material that’s shaped industries the world over as well as asserting itself as the standard of food packaging. Of course, this all comes at the cost of [...]

As the old saying goes, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. So too do we find that to be the case with plastic, a revolutionary material that’s shaped industries the world over as well as asserting itself as the standard of food packaging. Of course, this all comes at the cost of our overburdened landfills, oceans, and the overall health of our environment. Desperate to find an answer to our plastics problem, some researchers are turning to...
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Farm to Table: 4 Interesting Food Logistics Facts Yo...

With the recent General Mills flour contamination scare, now’s as good a time as ever to learn about food safety. While our ancestors might have foraged, planted and reaped, hunted, or fished for survival, most of us have the convenience of picking up everything we need right from the store. You don’t need to be [...]

With the recent General Mills flour contamination scare, now’s as good a time as ever to learn about food safety. While our ancestors might have foraged, planted and reaped, hunted, or fished for survival, most of us have the convenience of picking up everything we need right from the store. You don’t need to be a master farmer or butcher, however, to know that boxes of pancake mix and jars of salsa don’t just grow on trees. Granted, you know...
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