Is edible packaging the next competitor to plastic?


Sometimes new innovations sound more like a plot from a Science Fiction movie. For instance, one Harvard scientist is hoping people will take their package and eat it, too.

Harvard scientist David Edwards, who also developed inhalable chocolate, inhalable caffeine and a tuberculosis vaccine in the form of a spray, has developed a new edible packaging technology that allows individuals to eat and transport food without plastic. Called WikiCells, the packaging encloses food and liquid in an edible membrane.
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