Plant Meat Matters kicks off to enable industrial-scale plant protein production

In the Netherlands, the Plant Meat Matters project, a four-year, public-private partnership kicked off to study the appearance, texture, taste and sustainability benefits of...

Startup Backed by Gates Foundation Uses Food Waste to Reduce Food Waste

In California, a startup is protecting plants pre- and post-harvest by converting plant waste into edible solutions for pest protection and shelf-life extension. Apeel Sciences,...

UMass Amherst and Genoverde Biosciences research could increase wood density by 20%

In Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts Amherst plant geneticist Sam Hazen partnered with Genoverde Biosciences, Inc. to test the commercial viability of Hazen’s gene trait...

University of Delaware teams with brewery on bio-acetone research

In Delaware, research emerging from two labs at the University of Delaware and their collaborators at White Dog Labs in New Castle drives the...

Earth system models project global ocean fishery declines by 2300

In New York, researchers at the University of California, Irvine, and Cornell University extended the state-of-the-art Earth system models for physical and biogeochemical oceanic...

ORNL aims to scale up new carbon dioxide capture technology

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists developed methods to remove carbon dioxide from industrial flue gases, including emissions from coal-fired power plants, by...

McDonald’s chooses two new potato varieties to make golden fries more sustainable

In Washington, Washington State University researchers announced that McDonald’s has chosen two new russet potato varieties for their french fries. The Clearwater Russet and the...

Cameras and artificial intelligence detect cow lameness early and automatically

In Japan, a group of researchers led by Osaka University developed an early detection method for cow lameness, a major disease of dairy cattle...

Polyurethane-Eating Fungi Isolated in China

In China, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Kunming Institute of Botany have isolated a fungus that can produces polyurethane-degrading enzymes. Dubbed Apergillus tubingensis,...

Turning sawdust into fish food to fight world hunger

In Finland, a scientist wants to fight world hunger with sawdust. Risto Korpinen, a research scientist at Finland’s natural resource institute, is leading a...

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“Let’s Get Physical” sustainable activewear line is the 80s throwback we deserve

In London, sustainable apparel firm PANGAIA is set to launch an activewear line that incorporates numerous renewable materials while at the same time paying...

Nike adds pineapple leather to materials palette

In Oregon, sneaker giant Nike has introduced a new collection incorporating a pineapple-based leather alternative produced in the Philippines. The Happy Pineapple collection debuted...

Gucci develops vegan leather

In Italy, luxury brand Gucci has launched its first eco-friendly sneaker, featuring animal-free leather developed in-house. Dubbed Demetra, the material was developed at Gucci’s Gruppo...