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...