Researchers create ingredients to produce food by 3-D printing

Researchers create ingredients to produce food by 3D printing
Food engineers in Brazil and France developed gels based on modified starch for use as “ink” to make foods and novel materials by additive manufacturing. Credit: Bianca C. Maniglia / USP

It is already possible to produce food with a 3-D printer, potentially delivering products that suit consumer preferences regarding taste, texture, cost, convenience and nutrition. In the near future, it will be possible to produce food with personalized shapes, textures, flavors and colors considered attractive and healthy for children and the elderly, for example.


A group of researchers at the University of São Paulo’s Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ-USP) in Brazil, partnering with colleagues in France at Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris) and the National Institute for Research on Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), have made strides toward achieving this goal. They are developing hydrogels based on modified starch for use

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‘They don’t need me now’: COVID impact forcing Britons to food banks

LONDON (Reuters) – British food banks are seeing more families needing their support as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic forces struggling people to seek help, charities and volunteers say.

FILE PHOTO: Cereal is pictured at The DENS charity food bank, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Hemel Hempstead, Britain, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Lockdowns and other measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus have forced businesses to close or lay off staff. The rise in those out of work has resulted in more people turning to food banks, which provide emergency food supplies to families in need.

“I was working part-time as a cleaner for evenings, and then when COVID started, we had to quit because everything was closed and our offices, they’re not opening until 2021 because people can work from home,” said Vilma Tunylaite, 40, queuing at a food bank in

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December Food & Lifestyle News

What’s new in the City of Angels this month? Here is a food and lifestyle news update for December.

Scratch/Bar & Kitchen Launches New Takeout Tasting Menus

Chefs Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas Lee have teamed together to offer beautiful, elegant and exclusively curated tasting menus specifically designed for takeout. Limited to 10 guests per night, diners can pick up the special Scratch/Bar & Kitchen 10-course menu Wednesday to Sunday evenings at 7pm, priced at $125 per person. They also are offering a delicious Sushi/Bar takeout menu including their 16-course menu of nigiri, offered daily for pickup at 7pm, $95 per person. Visit https://www.exploretock.com/scratchbarandkitchen.

Wonderland Brings Holiday Cheer to LaLa Land

Experiential Supply Co’s new Wonderland holiday drive thru experience is taking place now through December 23rd and December 26 through December 30th from 5 to 11pm at the Westfield Promenade site in Woodland Hills. This unique in car

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Diabetic Food Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Outlook, Top Manufacturing Companies, Industry Report and Business Opportunity 2020-2025

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Dec 03, 2020 (SUPER MARKET RESEARCH via COMTEX) —
According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Diabetic Food Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2020-2025”, the global Diabetic Food Market size is currently expanding at a steady rate. Diabetes is a metabolic condition in which the patient’s blood glucose levels increase due to inadequate insulin production or inappropriate response to insulin. It nearly doubles the risk of heart diseases and heightens the chances of developing mental health disorders such as depression. To prevent or control this condition, patients across the globe are opting for a diabetic diet, a healthy-eating plan consisting of rich nutrients, and low fats and calories. It generally includes baked sweet potatoes, fruits and vegetables, nuts, fishes, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains such as oatmeal, millet

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Operation Food Search Receives More Than $1.9 Million

Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, recently received $1,975,086 from the CARES Act funds in St. Louis County. The funds will be used to distribute food to children and families who are experiencing food insecurity during this current climate.

This is the second round of CARES Act funding that the nonprofit has received. The first grant, which totaled $1,312,320, was awarded in June. The entire two-part $3,287,406 grant provides a total of 1,236,000 meals that began in June and will be available through the end of this year.

OFS—which currently holds food distributions through schools, libraries, community organizations, and food pantries—will add new opportunities in high needs communities. The CARES Act funding will specifically go toward serving 10 school districts, 10 libraries, numerous churches, and community centers in St. Louis County. Products that will be distributed include shelf-stable, non-perishable pantry-staple style foods plus a limited amount of

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Household-grown food leads to improved health for children

Children grow taller in rural households where their mothers are supported to grow their own food – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

The research, which looked at households in low- and middle-income countries, showed growing their own food helped mothers to prevent stunting, wasting and underweight in their children. Their children’s food was more varied, meaning they had access to different classes of food nutrients.

The study, ‘Impact of home food production on nutritional blindness, stunting, wasting, underweight and mortality in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials’, is published today in the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.

The team from the Norwich Medical School and the School of International Development at UEA analysed studies that introduced women to home farming in African and Asian countries including Nigeria, Ghana, India, Cambodia, Mozambique, Uganda, Kenya and Burkina Faso. The

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New Mexico closing grocery stores over COVID make state’s food deserts worse

As New Mexico gets deeper into a second major shutdown, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDH) has began closing grocery stores, making it even harder for people to buy essentials.

Derek Lin, policy analyst for New Mexico Voices for Children, told The Center Square this year’s projected food insecurity rate for the state is 34%.

Under the direction of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the NMDH has been ordering all in-person grocery store operations to close if four or more employees test positive for COVID-19 in a 14-day period.

Food insecurity in rural areas is already a big issue, according to Lin, but the pandemic has made it worse.

“When it comes to food deserts in our state, roughly 30% of New Mexicans live in a food desert, and those rates are higher in rural areas where the roads may not be adequate for getting to the store on

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Researchers create ingredients to produce food by 3D printing

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It is already possible to produce food with a 3D printer, potentially delivering products that suit consumer preferences regarding taste, texture, cost, convenience, and nutrition. In the near future, it will be possible to produce food with personalized shapes, textures, flavors, and colors considered attractive and healthy for children and the elderly, for example.

A group of researchers at the University of São Paulo’s Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ-USP) in Brazil, partnering with colleagues in France at Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris) and the National Institute for Research on Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), have made strides toward achieving this goal. They are developing hydrogels based on

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Idaho Foodbank battles hunger, food insecurity across the state

The non-profit has helped more than 97,400 Idahoans so far during the pandemic through their facilities in Meridian, Pocatello, and Lewiston.

BOISE, Idaho — As the pandemic drags on, food insecurity is rising for many families. It is estimated that one in six adults and one in four children in Idaho will grapple with hunger or not knowing where their next meal is coming from.

The Idaho Foodbank is working to meet the region’s growing need. 

More than 97,400 Idahoans have been served so far during the pandemic through the non-profit’s facilities in Meridian, Pocatello, and Lewiston.

“Right now, we look at our increase in food distribution and it’s a 49% increase since the pandemic started so we’ve clearly seen an increase in the state of those who are needing food assistance,” said Karen Vauk, president and CEO of the Idaho Foodbank.

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