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Australia uses mushrooms for developing sustainable solution to plastics

Mushroom derived material emerging as alternative to plastics Researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia have developed a biological growing process that uses mushrooms to turn organic waste into compostable products as a low-cost, sustainable solution to plastics. Their work presents an approach for growing sustainable myco-materials – a mixture[Read More…]

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Singapore develops plant-based cell culture scaffold for cheaper, sustainable cultured meat

The edible scaffolds can be 3D-printed using widely available plant prolamins A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has successfully used common plant proteins to 3D-print an edible cell culture scaffold, allowing more affordable and sustainable lab-grown meat to be served on the table. Prolamins are a[Read More…]

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Australia raises concern about chemicals in compostable food containers

To ensure the safe and sustainable use and disposal of compostable food packaging in Australia University of Queensland (UQ) researchers in Australia are analysing compostable takeaway food packaging for potentially polluting chemicals. Associate Professor Sarit Kaserzon from UQ’s Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) said little is known about the substances used[Read More…]

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Japan reports mechanisms of bacteria-derived fibres in supporting gut health, preventing obesity

Researchers show that exopolysaccharide, a bacteria-derived prebiotic has many health-related benefits In a study recently published in the journal Gut Microbes, researchers from Kyoto University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and Noster Inc. in Japan, report the mechanisms of bacteria-derived fibres in supporting gut health and metabolism and preventing obesity. Probiotic foods such[Read More…]

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Australian study suggests protective effective of intermittent fasting against dementia

The study is funded by the Dementia Australia Research Foundation Researchers from the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia are leading a study examining whether intermittent fasting can reduce the risk of developing dementia. Intermittent fasting, also known as time restricted eating, involves longer than usual[Read More…]

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