Product Development Archive

By Abbie Sommer In my house growing up we always had a well-stocked pantry of staple ingredients. Of course, there were the standard baking ingredients needed to make my mom’s famous chocolate chip cookies. There was dried pasta, beans,...
By: Alejandro Leiva Arrieta Plant-based meat alternatives (PMA) have increased in popularity after the Beyond Burger® and Impossible Burger® became available in restaurants and supermarket shelves. These companies made a big statement; they can make plants taste and feel...
By: Abbey Thiel First, we had meatless meat, then ice cream without dairy. Soon, we might have beanless coffee. Atomo Coffee, a Seattle based start-up, is attempting to reverse engineer coffee without the bean. Right now, the drink is...
By Abbie Sommer When I’m reading a menu at a restaurant and the word “bacon” comes up (or even better “bacon lardons”), I am almost always going to order the dish. In my opinion, bacon makes everything better. But...
By: Jo-Ezer Lau Fighting Fraud with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy This sequel to Part I and Part II in the Food Fraud series uncovers how overcoming wine fraud goes beyond the boundaries of science, considering the social role...
By: Elliot Dhuey Introduction I want to preface this article with the stark statistic that was reported by the 2nd Sustainable Development Goal by the United Nations, which states that there are more than 800 million undernourished people worldwide...