Cold Chain Could Save the Food Supply Chain

Published On September 18, 2014, by .

Excerpt of an original post on The Daily Star When Brazil, the Philippines and the Caribbean countries have been supplying banana, a highly perishable fruit, to the other corners of the world, Bangladesh cannot do so even within its small boundaries without using toxic preservatives. Also, countries like the US,…

Category: Cold Chain, Food Waste.

Cold Chain Quickie #15- 5-Star Hotels To Grow Veggies In Their Backyard

Published On September 2, 2014, by .

A number of 5-star hotels are investing in kitchen gardens in order to avoid import of expensive fruits and vegetables from foreign markets, thereby cutting costs while maintaining high quality. Such farms are being developed in their backyards where a variety of high quality fruits and vegetables are being grown…

Food Wastage Solution: Cold Chain

Published On August 22, 2014, by .

Roughly a third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted. That’s enough food to lift the nearly one billion hungry people of the world out of malnourishment! According to the infographic below, Industrialized Asia accounts…

ColdChainQuickie #14 – Ice Cream that Changes Colors with Every Lick

Published On July 31, 2014, by .

Bored with the same old color in your ice cream cone? Physicist and Ice Cream lover – Manuel Linares has turned Chef with his new concoction of Food and Science. Manuel’s latest masterpiece is an ice cream concoction he calls Xamaleón, a play on the spanish word for Chameleon. The…

Will Cryopreservation Solve the Organ Donation Crisis?

Published On July 30, 2014, by .

Can Human Organ Cryopreservation transform medicine the way refrigeration transformed the food industry?  Organ donation is a vital part of the various life-saving services that modern medicine offers. Medical science is at a stage today where we can successfully transplant various organs of the human body from one person to another…