Scientists Develop Biodegradable, Antimicrobial Food Packaging

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  • A team of scientists from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, U.S have developed a biodegradable food packing material that kills the microbes that contaminate food.
  • This waterproof package is made out of a corn protein called zein as well as starch and other natural compounds.
  • Scientists say that this material could help reduce food waste by increasing fresh foods’ shelf life by days.

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