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An Edible, Tasteless Cocoon To Keep Food Fresh

Fruit that spoils in transport or at the store is an incredibly wasteful part of our food systems. What if we could keep it fresh longer using only natural processes?

Scientists in Malaysia are developing coatings for fruits and vegetables, which they say are safe and transparent–and have no odor or taste. You can eat the coatings. They’re made from gum Arabic, a natural product from the Acacia trees of Sudan, Africa. It’s eco-friendly, biodegradable, and nontoxic.

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