The idea of "spray DNA" sounded very sci-fi when I first read it, until further investigation showed me how behind-the-times I was.
It is already used in stopping burglars (BB Feb. 2011), and now the technology of an invisible spray-on serial number is being leveraged in the fight against food fraud, a growing problem in a price-conscious world which is costing the food industry between $10-$50 billion a year according to food chain security firm Inscatech.
Making food traceable in the supply chain is the work of DNATrek, whose odorless, colorless, tasteless product DNATrax "is 100% safe and approved as an edible product by the FDA." There's no telling if consumers will have a problem with using a food additive in the fight against protecting them from food additives, but it's a tool we could use. With "Iron dust in tea and brick powder in chilli in India" (via Barfblog) or worse, last year's viral tale of "pig bung" being passed off as squid, maybe a little spritzer of traceable bacteria might be easier to swallow.
Massachusetts-based Dunkin' Donuts says they're about to launch breakfast cereals based on two of the most popular beverages at the coffee and donuts empire: Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Latte.
I've been accused of being partial to Kewpie Mayonnaise because of its retro packaging, but that's only somewhat true. It's the best mayo I've ever had. Chalk it up to extra egg yolks and the MSG. It's made in Japan, but you can buy a 3-pack on Amazon. If you are making okonomiyaki (crepes with […]
Is 'breakfast' macaroni & cheese a thing? What? Kraft says it's a product coming in 2021, unless this is a grotesque food hoax I've somehow fallen for.
Vacuum cleaners have come a long way since those giant bulky bag behemoths that used to take up most of the hall closet. Machines that handle that kind of cleanup now have to be more than just carpet sweepers. They need to be small, powerful, convenient, and capable of handling a variety of big and […]
Everybody's got a story. Unfortunately, not everybody has the tools to tell that story the right way. That's especially true for someone looking to produce their first screenplay. Just as with any type of writing, penning a script for the screen has a set of rules all its own. Understanding that structure, as well as […]
Even as the world takes tentative steps toward reopening against the ebbs and flows of COVID-19, movie theaters remain in a netherworld limbo. High-profile film releases continue shuffling as theater chains, studios and filmgoers grapple with the fact that an enclosed theater may not be a safe place to be for some time to come. […]