The researchers have proposed repurposing discarded dough to feed the very microorganisms needed to kick start fermentation in food industries like bakeries, dairy and wine-making.
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Boosting soil microbial abundance is said to be a step towards increasing global sustainability of food production.
The project - Microalgae for food - has received approximately £85,000 in official funding to research how microalgae can be used in the drive towards sustainable foods.
Just Eat has partnered with a sustainable packaging start-up to develop the seaweed-lined box, and is testing the product in selected London partner restaurants.
The research firm has announced that manufacturers and brands must continue to innovate in packaging and has predicted that in-store refill services will continue to gain popularity.
The multi-stakeholder alliance - the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) - comprises 100 global public, private and civil society organisations, and promotes resource-use efficiency and climate change resilience, both on-farm and throughout the rice value chain.
This commitment builds on the achievements made by the UK dairy sector, and is said to reaffirm the sectors commitment to reporting sustainability both nationally and globally.
Members of the International Food and Water Research Centre (IFWRC) Scientific Advisory Panel discuss current challenges the food industry is facing, including climate change and food fraud, as well as key trends and the role of international collaboration between industry, academia, government and non-government organisations.
Supported by the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the scheme will see organisations trial alternatives to single-use products – such as reusable and packaging-free options.
Two $1 million prizes will be awarded to sustainable and innovative solutions that look to tackle the pressing challenges facing today's global food sector.
The vegetarian fish, Cebidichthys violaceus, more commonly known as the monkeyface prickleback, is said to have a digestive system similar to that of humans, rendering it possible to compare its genome.
Euromed and Archroma have partnered to up-cycle saw palmetto fruit extraction residues, which is said to focus on the role of waste in growing, harvesting and post-harvest handling in the botanical industry.