Podcast: Animal-free, GMO ice cream could start a food revolution. But how does it taste?

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Ice cream and other dairy products can be produced from lab-made proteins, without animals. Credit: Perfect Day

The realm of plant-based meat substitutes has gotten a lot of buzz lately. Think the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat – companies that use biochemistry to mimic the taste and texture of meat using plant-based ingredients. There’s another frontier along these lines – start-ups that use microbes to create egg, dairy and other animal proteins without the animals.

Their pitch: Sustainability. Livestock agriculture uses lots of water and land resources, and produces significant amounts of greenhouse gases.

Read full, original article: Dairy Ice Cream, No Cow Needed: These Egg And Milk Proteins Are Made Without Animals

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