Illustration Photo: A shopper examines a package of meat in a grocery store for freshness. Consumers consider bright-red beef or bright-pink pork as a mark of freshness and quality. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed models using Vis/NIR technology that allows companies to identify beef and pork suitable for retail markets. (credits: USDA photo by Stephen Ausmus / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))
Illustration Photo: A group of the world's leading retailers and food companies are working with IBM to explore how blockchain technology can be used to make the food supply chain safer. Blockchain technology can be used to improve food traceability by providing trusted information on the origin and state of food. Pictured is a crate of oranges being scanned as part of a food safety blockchain. (credits: Connie Zhou for IBM / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Illustration Photo: Nico Kläber takes the marriage of science and cooking to a new level with “Moléculaire”, the 3D molecular food printer. Moléculaire is influenced by chefs that scientifically and painstakingly experiment with food and food states to surprise and provoke fresh ideas in cooking. Kläber recognizes that this approach, as it currently exists, requires great skill, time and knowledge. The Moléculaire simplifies the process and acts as a cnc (computer numerical control) food printer for both professional and domestic kitchens. It autonomously prepares basic and otherwise difficult to create two and three dimensional parts of meals. It works with a layer by layer printing process using small particles from diverse ingredients. This provides simplicity, accuracy, repeatability and, of course, great tasting food! (credits: Electrolux Design Lab / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))
The Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal addressing at the National Conference on Spurring, Financing & Investments in the Food Processing Sector, in New Delhi on December 18, 2014. (credit: Press Information Bureau, India)
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi unveiling the plaque to inaugurate the India Food Park, at Tumkur, in Karnataka on September 24, 2014. The Governor of Karnataka, Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Siddaramaiah and the Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal are also seen.