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The Kings of Flint

This documentary film follows Karate Masters Jacky and Dora King (who are also Master Gardeners,) as they teach students to grow their own food in urban gardens around Flint, Michigan. They see farming as a means of self-defense. When you grow your own food, the Kings say, you know what’s going into your body. The Kings also see farming as a ...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Geraldine Zeldes, Troy Hale
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural, Communication, Food Science and Nutrition

110035: Microwavable Pie a la Mode

Michigan State University’s inventors have formulated a culinary dish and a specialized package that combines hot pie with a topping of ice cream in a single package. Winner of the 2011 Institute of Food Technologists’ National Product Development competition, the microwavable invention incorporates an insulated package that simultaneously hea...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): John Partridge, Janice Harte, Animequom Adams, Hunter Gartner, Keith Emery
Keywords(s): Frozen Snacks, Microwave Category(s): Food Science and Nutrition, Packaging

090127: Method to Improve Membrane Structures in Active Packaging Systems

Active packaging systems are desirable for specialized applications in the packaging of foods, chemicals, and medicines. Active packaging refers to the way materials embedded in the packaging membrane interact with the product to improve its shelf life, quality, and safety. Materials such as zeolite, alumina, and silica have been previously ad...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Rafael Auras, Susan Selke, Dhayalan Elangovan, Isinay Yuzay
Keywords(s): Hydrogen Storage, PLA, Polylactic Acid Category(s): Food Science and Nutrition, Materials, Packaging

090023: Microperforated Polylactic Acid (PLA) Packaging Systems and Method of Preparation

Advanced packaging systems are required to ensure the quality of fresh produce for consumers, who often purchase the products several days after harvest. Supply chain distances are expanding to increase gains in geographical market share for fresh produce growers, which require a longer shelf life to present the product to consumers in marketa...

090011: Fabrication and Characterization of Biodegradable PLA-Zeolite Composites

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) enhances quality, extends the shelf life of perishable foods, and prevents loss revenues due to food spoilage. MAP is required because the balance and interaction of certain gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen, with packaged foods contributes to either poor or high food quality. Advances in packag...

090001: Ready-to-Dough! Allergen-free Refrigerated Cookie Dough

According to the International Food Safety Authorities Network, approximately 2 percent of adults and 5 percent of children in the general population have food allergies, and 90 percent of food allergies in children in the U.S. are caused by what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration calls the “big eight” food allergens: wheat, milk, eggs, pea...

080011: B-Cyclodextrins as Nucleating Agents for Polylactide (PLA)

Polylactic acid (PLA) is growing rapidly in popularity as an alternative to petroleum-derived plastics for packaging and other applications. It is biodegradable, thermoplastic, and derived from renewable resources. However, there are characteristics associated with PLA that limit its workability. Particularly, the slow crystallization rate of P...

070155: Active Packaging Gas Insert

Many synthetic fungicides have been used to prevent decay of perishable plant products albeit some may pose health risks. Thus, fungicides will likely face greater use restrictions in the future. The market needs more safe and effective ways to enhance produce freshness. Description A packaging system is provided for the controlled release of v...

070146: Chicken Noodle Bites

The frozen snack foods segment is a well established category of frozen foods market. Products in the category aim to provide a tasty, fast, and convenient snack to consumers short on time. The category is comprised of, but not limited to products like pizza rolls, pizza bites, egg rolls and min-burritos. Description This invention convenientl...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): John Cassel, Andrew Draganski
Keywords(s): Bite-Size Snacks, Frozen Snacks, Ready-To-Eat Meals Category(s): Food Science and Nutrition

060073: Micro-Encapsulation of Volatile Compounds into ß-cyclodextrins

Postharvest losses due to spoilage of fresh fruit during shipping, storage, and marketing are largely caused by several fungal species. Current preventative methods for addressing this problem are either ineffective or expensive. Therefore, advanced antifungal systems are required to ensure the quality of fresh produce for consumers, who often ...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Eva Almenar, Rafael Auras, Bruce Harte, Maria Rubino
Keywords(s): Fungicide, Microencapsulation Category(s): Food Science and Nutrition, Packaging, Agriculture
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