Berkeley researchers get E. coli to produce fluorinated molecules

In California, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have coaxed Escherichia coli to use fluorinated building blocks to make new organofluorine target molecules. Led...

London locates second “fatberg”

In London, another giant ball of garbage—congealed together by decades worth of discarded fats and oils—has been found clogging the city’s sewer. The latest “fatberg”...

Trix is for kids—and kids want artificial colors

In Minnesota, cereal maker General Mills is bringing back the “classic” version of the kid’s cereal Trix  after a less-vibrant version made with natural...

Canada ticked off over unregulated tick repellent

In Canada, national public health regulator Health Canada is warning citizens to be wary of homemade, untested, and unlabeled tick repellents. Donald Bourgeois, Health Canada’s...

Plants, like people, pack on pounds with too much sugar

In New York, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered that plants, like people, accumulate fat when they retain sugars. In...

“Smart” cotton yields glow-in-the-dark, magnetic fibers

In Israel, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have created cotton with glow-in-the-dark  and magnetic properties that could create a blueprint for the...

Plant-based packaging for your plant-based meat

In North Carolina, No Evil Foods is now using biodegradable Kraftpak carton board with plant-based inks and water-soluble adhesives to package its plant-based meat...

U.K. start-up raises $9.8 million toward open-source computing for biotechnology

In the United Kingdom, open-source biotechnology operating system company Synthace has raised £7.3 million (USD9.8 million) in a Series A funding round. The funds will...

UPM Raflatac launches biobased PE adhesive films

In Europe, pressure-sensitive label materials maker UPM Raflatac has launched a plant-based polyethylene film for home and personal care products. RafBio PE film can be...

“Molecular conveyor belts” in could boost yields in yeast

In Germany, researchers at Goethe University in Frankfurt have developed a new mechanism in yeast to improve the rate at which transport proteins deliver...

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