Edible Films, Coatings and Powders

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Food-borne pathogens are cropping up everywhere. The latest E. coli scare in ground beef points to a serious problem with controlling our food supply. But technology is not far behind. Right now scientists are perfecting the transformation of bacteria-fighting foods into edible films that can protect us. New York Times writer Kim Severson tells how everyday ingredients, like oregano, crab shells, milk, thyme, cloves, vegetables and cinnamon, could potentially make the food supply safer. Severson discussed the powers of edible films in a recent NY Times article.

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