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Posted in: Biotechnology

CJ partners with Emmyon to develop ingredients preventing muscle atrophy

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South Korean food giant CJ CheilJedang Corp. announced that it has signed a license contract with Emmyon, an American biotechnology startup, to utilize Emmyon’s various patents regarding ursolic acid, at its headquarters in Jung-gu, Seoul. Ursolic acid is a natural compound contained in apple skin and rosemary. Emmyon holds a number of patents for technology that uses it to improve muscle metabolism.

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Government initiative launched to establish biofoundry infrastructure in S. Korea

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A government initiative was launched to establish South Korea’s biofoundry infrastructure aimed at fostering synthetic biology, which is a multidisciplinary area of research that seeks to create new biological parts, devices, and systems, or to redesign systems that are already found in nature. Bofoundry standardizes and automates the entire process of synthetic biology by combining digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and robots. The initiative was announced by Science and ICT Minister Lee Jong-ho during his visit to CJ CheilJedang’s biofoundry facility in Suwon.

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Posted in: Food & Food Services

bibigo: Chef Doyun Kim delivers the flavors of fermentation

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Chef Kim provides the best room and board for microorganisms, and in exchange they add unique taste, aroma and nutrients to his dishes. As a good starting point to Korean fermented food for K-food beginners, GOTCHU adds a new dimension to any food they enjoy without overpowering it. It is an authentic fermented Korean sauce with no preservatives or artificial sweeteners.

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A New Kind of Plastic We Can All Agree On

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By the early 2000s, the amount of plastic waste created rose more in one decade than it had in the previous four. The problem: plastic doesn’t break down. Instead, it breaks up into smaller pieces called microplastics that are almost impossible to dispose of and are small enough to enter our bodies. Thankfully, there is a solution: Instead of making non-degradable products from fossil fuel that last forever, we can make degradable products from plants and other materials that can be effectively composted or that will degrade on their own.

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Beauty retailer CJ Olive Young aims to grow women's wellness-related products

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South Korea’s top health and beauty store operator, CJ Olive Young, said it plans to nurture a product category dedicated to women’s wellness, as it sees growing interest in the category among young Korean women. Under the name of “W Care,” the retailer plans to offer various products related to women’s wellness and reproductive health, such as menstrual pads, underwear and vaginal cleansers.

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