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Old 11-08-2012, 05:12 PM   #1497
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Originally Posted by Raymond42262 View Post
It might have a future for the military, long term storage food products and disaster relief but I don't see a future with it commercially.

I think the future of food sales will be fresh, natural foods grown locally, not bought when they are green, shipped 1000 miles and ripened in industrial closets.

I think he is 30 or 40 years too late.
I think packaging will just have to reflect that. I work with many interesting combinations of polymers for food packaging that are capable of locking in freshness and providing that locally grown appeal. Just a matter of time before it can be applied for a more broad application with some tweaks here and there depending on the product and the chemistry behind it.
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