"Could it soon be commonplace to eat your snack and then its package, too? Could an order of gazpacho arrive at your table in a tomato-like capsule? Could you stick a straw in a huge grape and sip wine," wonders Annie White of Inside Grower.
Annie has discovered the next big thing in food and gardening, edible packaging!
creates a new way to package food and drinks using the rules and methods of
nature—also known as biomimicry.
Wikicells imitate natural packaging, such as
grapes and oranges, by enclosing food
and liquids in an edible membrane comprised of natural food particles held
together by nutritive ions. A hard shell generally protects the soft skin and
is either entirely edible (like a grape skin) or biodegradable (like a coconut
If you find yourself in Paris, you can taste some of the professor’s edible
experiments and inventions at his storefront, Lab Store Paris.
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