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Students Invent An Edible Tortilla Tape To Keep Wraps From Opening

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Here's today's feel-good story:

Students at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University have created Tastee Tape, an edible adhesive used to keep burritos from coming apart.

The tape can be applied to any food, like tortillas, tacos, and gyros, and is comprised of “a food-grade fibrous scaffold and an organic adhesive.”

“First, we learned about the science around tape and different adhesives, and then we worked to find edible counterparts,” said engineering senior Tyler Guarino, who teamed up with Marie Eric, Rachel Nie, and Erin Walsh on the project. “What I can say is that all its ingredients are safe to consume, are food grade, and are common food and dietary additives,” Guarino said.

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