The edible container is not a new concept according to research groups around the world. The pharmaceutical industries have used gelatinous packaging for decades reducing waste and adding consumer convenience and value.
As the FDA and other government organizations continue to debate front of label systems, a new study suggests design and color deserve as much attention as the nutrition information itself if we are to really help consumers reach informed food choices.
Harvard University scientists have developed a material that can be used to wrap, bottle and otherwise package food -- which tastes like the food it contains, and can be eaten after (or before) the food it contains.
As scientists continue to study the effects of BPA on humans, the FDA is finding that it is the one under the microscope -- the microscope of public scrutiny, that is -- and what we are seeing is troubling.
Most of us are genuinely trying to do our best to be healthy -- we buy organic food, try to drink filtered water and include more fruits and vegetables with every meal. But what about the packaging surrounding our food?