Mardi develops edible food packaging materials


Siah Watt Moey, a research officer from the Mardi food science technology research centre, says her team has developed a few type of materials from different raw materials such as seaweed, tapioca starch, sago, chitosan, and rice, which can be used as alternatives to conventional plastic. – EPA pic, February 23, 2019.

THE Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mardi) research team has successfully developed food packaging materials that can be eaten together with the food they contain.

Siah Watt Moey, a research officer from the Mardi food science technology research centre, said the research project started back in 2012 with her team, which comprises herself, fellow research officer Zainah Adzaly, and three assistants.


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