In the case of rotting food, microbes are not our friends. Now, scientists have developed a new food wrap coated with tiny clay tubes packed with an antibacterial essential oil that can extend the shelf life of perishable food, so we can waste less and eat more.

“While companies can already make many films that prevent fruit and vegetables from drying out, incorporating additional properties in the same film is a challenge,” researcher Hayriye Ünal, from Sabanci University in Turkey, said in a press release from the American Chemical Society.

It looks like Ünal’s team has bested that… more

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