Food and Beverage


  • Lee Precision Orifice demonstration | consistent and accurate fluid control

  • OrionStar introduces its robot waiter

    Lucki is designed to fill a labor shortage in the service industry.

  • Machine learning tool helps create drought-resistant crops

    The goal of this research was to help farmers and plant researchers breed or engineer crops that can conserve water without sacrificing yield.

  • Device compares smell compounds in plant-based burgers vs beef burgers

    The team would like to use their findings to create a mix of odor compounds that food companies can use to closely mimic burger smell and taste.

  • Coming to a vending machine near you: Hot brick-oven pizza

    Vending machine pizza offering to be offered at even more locations.

  • Watch a soft robot gripping system handle baked goods

    The mGrip is designed for the food manufacturing sector.

  • Tool helps farmers breed plants with desirable traits

    The new computational tool can quickly and accurately identify plant variants and pinpoint desirable genes.

  • Wearable for crops monitors for disease and stress

    Researchers developed a tool to provide continuous monitoring for plant diseases and stresses: a wearable patch.

  • Fundamentals of UV sterilization for food

    It is not advisable to directly irradiate food produce or end products because it can result in discoloration and the development of off-flavors. Instead, it is more commonly used in these three main applications.

  • Digitalization challenges and opportunities in food and beverage

    The food and beverage manufacturing is certainly not immune to Industry 4.0 and digitalization trends, but has some key differences.

  • Moisture control in food processing

    Risks due to moisture and condensation can easily be remedied with technology that can control humidification and temperature.

  • Video: DNA database proposed to avoid child labor, environmental abuses along cocoa supply chain

    Database could let consumers and governments avoid products with ties to forced labor, environmental abuses.

  • Fundamentals of gas injection for food packaging

    Applying gas injection to food packages has the capacity to extend the shelf-life of food and beverages to help manufacturers maximize profits.

  • Delicious manufacturing (July 25 - 31)

    But from beginning to end, food and beverage manufacturing is a unique engineering challenge. Raw materials. Supply chains. Manufacturing and processing. Sterilization and hygienics. Packaging. Join us for our salute to this unique industry.

  • Coating promises to protect seeds from water shortages

    MIT engineers seeds to resist drought.

  • Artificial “chameleon skin” detects seafood spoilage with color change

    A hydrogel chemosensor based on the material changes color in response to amine vapors released by microbes as fish spoils.

  • New method recycles hop waste into cellulose nanofibers

    The stems and leaves which make up 75% of the biomass produced in hop production typically end up in landfills. A new method aims to repurpose such waste.

  • Grass blades used as scaffold for lab grown meat

    This research takes one step toward getting lab-grown meat on the market for consumer purchase.

  • Direct steam injection offers forward thinking for slaughterhouse waste

    Meat processing as an industry has enormous impacts on the world, both positive and negative. Direct steam injection offers an innovative solution to an ongoing challenge.

  • Better cleaning at food processors with swab test

    ATP monitoring and microbiological enumeration can verify and improve the efficacy of cleaning and sanitation practices.

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