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  • Trending – Potato Protein

    Published on May 10, 2021
    In our last post, we looked at soybean proteins used in artificial meats. However, there are more than one or two vegetable-based proteins used to create synthetic meat products. In this post, we take a look at potato protein.

  • Trending – Soy Protein

    Published on May 3, 2021
    Veggie burgers and meat alternatives continue to hit the market. In this post, we look at another ingredient commonly found in these products, soy protein

  • Exploring Ingredients – Occlusives & Emollients

    Published on April 26, 2021
    In our last post, we broke down lotion ingredients. In this post, we look at two types of cosmetic ingredients: occlusives and emollients.

  • Exploring Product Ingredients – Lotions

    Published on April 19, 2021
    In this post, we break down the ingredient labels on four lotions to show the ingredients' most common purpose in the formulation.

  • Chemophobia – Fearing Chemicals

    Published on April 12, 2021
    When it comes to chemicals, it can be hard to untangle the facts from the fear (some of it's necessary fear). In this post we explore chemophobia.

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