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How do you make ice cream without animals? Train fungi to ‘act like cows’

The food company Perfect Day has found a way to replicate whey—a milk protein that’s partially responsible for dairy’s creamy ...
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‘Air-derived protein’? Biotech startups aim to challenge traditional farming with precision fermentation

Feeding the world with protein made from air or industrial exhaust with minimal use of water and land, and without ...

Could food of the future come from ‘microbial protein factories’ instead of plants and animals?

Could a suite of microscopic microbial protein factories (yeast, bacteria, fungi, algae) give plants and animals a run for their ...
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Meat from algae: The next plant-based contribution to sustainable food production?

Microalgae capture sunlight using pigments of vibrant colors, such as chlorophylls, carotenoids, and phycocyanin. In particular, the algae spirulina and ...
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Food from thin air: Turning CO2 into protein could provide sustainable food source

Bacteria could feed the world. While some bacteria turn CO2 into valuable fuels, other bacteria – called ‘hydrogenotrophs’ – can ...
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Most food flavorings could be made with GMO microbes, sparing large amounts of farmland

In future, the majority of natural flavors could be produced from microscopic armies of microbes programmed to convert sugars into ...
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Steak from protein powder: Next generation of lab-grown foods on the horizon

It may sound like science fiction, but in a few short years the family dinner table may be laden with ...
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77% of Generation Z willing to eat CRISPR, GMO-derived foods, new report shows

Members of Generation Z — those born between 1995 and 2010 — are the most willing to try foods produced ...

Synthetic biology could outperform plants at producing marijuana components. But obstacles remain.

Using the tools of synthetic biology, innovators are making a bold move into the cannabinoid industry, particularly as cannabinoids are ...
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Synthetic, animal-free collagen could produce candy, shampoo and lotions of the future

Geltor, based in San Leandro, California, produces the protein collagen without animals. Collagen is found in a variety of foods, ...
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