Could food technology help remove food allergens and contribute to new jeans?
Food technology news this week presents a mish mash of news from food pasteurization, food addiction, mushroom tea, “Birch Box” for the dogs and get this even gluten-free jeans. Yes you read that correctly!
High-Tech Food Preservation Gets A Second Look. Food scares and an increased demand for organic fruits and vegetables are helping propel interest in high pressure pasteurization. HPP food technology, as it’s commonly known, uses ultra-high pressure purified cold water to keep packaged food pathogen-free without the preservatives and can quadruple shelf-life. HHP makes them safer by eliminating pathogens and it extends the shelf life so it makes them safer for their distribution system. HPP can potentially remove allergens in food so that possibly food allergies could be a thing of the past..
Bring on Avure Technologies High pressure pasteurization dates back to the 1890’s as a way to pasteurize milk but it took 100 years for the equipment to catch up with the technology. That’s when the U.S. Army and university researchers got involved, according to Avure’s Errol Raghubeer, senior vice president of HPP science and technology. “What has happened from the mid-1990s to where we are now, there have been significant improvements in the engineering of HPP equipment.”
According to The Daily Beast this week…Trading Drug Addiction for Food Addiction. “The food addiction model, like that of substance addiction, describes the ways in which certain food properties or ingredients can produce addiction in individuals who are susceptible to their effects and who consume them in a manner that induces the addictive process (i.e., eating certain types of highly palatable, calorie-dense, and nutrient-poor food),” National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse wrote in its report, Addressing Food Addiction: A Science-Based Approach to Policy, Practice and Research.
Sadly, “Food addiction is not taken seriously by health professionals in the way other addictions are,” said Dr. Julie Friedman, an assistant professor at Northwestern University Medical School, and also the VP of Binge Eating programming at InSight Behavioral Health in Chicago. “If you go to your primary care doctor and say, ‘I’m binging three to four times per week,’ they’ll tell you to go to Weight Watchers.”
A Healthy tea is created by food technology company that thinks you’ll drink its mushroom tea. Upstart Business Journal writes: An Albany, New York, startup making iced tea out of a fungus that grows in the Catskills and elsewhere is raising $500,000 to bring its product to market. ChugaChaga produces tea made with chaga, a fungus that grows on birch trees and has multiple health benefits, including antioxidants and prebiotics. In September, the group moved to Brooklyn to take part in an accelerator in New York City called Food-X, food technology focus program created last year to help early-stage food entrepreneurs market and produce their products.
Huffington Post Blog declares The Canine Fresh Food Movement Has Arrived. As much of the innovation in the healthy eating space has focused on humans, you might find that if your pet could speak, he or she might also ask for a more diverse, healthy, and tasty menu of food to choose from. San Diego based Real Pet Food not only thinks your pet would prefer such an alternative, they’ve also built an entire business around it. Founded by Turk Sapta and Ruby Alexis Balaram, Real Pet Food seeks to provide pet owners, and their pets, of course, with healthy and natural pet food alternatives. Utilizing the subscription model popularized by Birchbox, Real Pet Food seeks to disrupt a business the company feels has been complacent for far too long.
Politically correct gluten-free, vegan, organic jeans are here! These new jeans put out by Naked & Famous may be the most politically correct textiles ever! Of course it begs the question, why? Are people really asking for gluten-free, organic and vegan clothing? Well, vegan isn’t new really or very surprising seeing how vegan shoes and apparel have been around for a long while. But gluten-free? Is anyone out there really trying to eat their pants? Is there really any value to them? Were they developed from food technology…Read more from the examiner.com
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