Evolva say its synbio vanillin is a sustainable alternative to the synthetic variety, but critics say the technology isn’t palatable for the environment
Standard asphalt is energy- and resource-intensive and is blamed for failing roads. The race is on to develop sustainable alternatives like algae and cooking oil
Scuba divers and agricultural experts develop a project to work out if growing plants in pods on the seabed could be a viable solution to future food security
Huel and Ambronite are touting powdered meals as a low-cost, sustainable way to feed people and help protect the planet
Packaging is the food industry’s fall guy. It ends up in landfills, its toxins pollute our rivers and oceans, and according to researchers, it can even leave a nasty (or pleasant, but let’s go for nasty) taste in our mouths. Yet we have something of a love/hate relationship with it: the more we pour down our throats and line our stomachs, the more of it we throw away.
From seaweed burgers to craft beer, a number of start-ups recognise protein potential of seaweed as growing demand for meat puts increasing pressure on resources
Insects, fake meat, seaweed and 3D-printed food all have the potential to address malnutrition, but could you stomach it?
Wipe your feet on the doormat made from upcycled fishing rope and step inside. Rich McEachran takes us on a tour of a sustainable home of the future, complete with furniture made of urine and sand
You might have heard of edible insects, but have you considered eating plastic? From 3D printed nutrients to smartphone-controlled mini gardens, this is the future of the humble kitchen
From wedding dresses grown from tree mulch to clothes made from yeast, bacteria and even mouse cells – welcome to the world of homegrown fashion
From edible water bottles to yoghurt encased in fruit flavoured skins, the packaging industry is getting creative, but psychological barriers persist
Scientists are trialling out new techniques for converting food waste into graphene and hydrogen
New technologies are being used to make edible packaging for food and drink. It could reduce what we send to landfill, but will it taste any good?
From batteries powered by sweat to a 3D printed wind turbine - some wacky and wonderful innovations in renewable energy
Banana, pineapple and coconut don’t just belong in the fridge, they’re making their way into fashion now too