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Packaging Never Tasted So Good: The Brave, New World of Edible Wrappers

A gazpacho-stuffed tomato membrane? If edible packaging catches on, it could transform the way we eat—and how much plastic we waste.

Some people have a lot of ideas. Inventor and chemical engineer David Edwards chronicles the ones he makes happen on his personal website—everything from text books he's written to new companies he's started. In the past, he figured out a way to make and sell "breathable" food, but his latest idea, and the startup he founded to commercialize it, is one that actually may change the way we eat.

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Taste of Tech: Teasing out the Sugar in the Genes

What happens when you combine the newly-sequenced cacao genome with breathable chocolate? Fresh Taste of Tech speculations from Gearfuse.

This Taste of Tech post is the first in a series exploring the science and technology of food featuring guest contributions by Matthew Battles. Battles is editor of Gearfuse, a blog about the confluence of science, culture, and technology, where you can read about hacked knitting machines, emerging biomimetic technology, and the extradition chic of Julian Assange, among other things.

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