Edible wood? By tapping into the ‘natural genetic potential of microorganisms’, tree waste can be transformed into food-grade protein

Edible wood? By tapping into the ‘natural genetic potential of microorganisms’, tree waste can be transformed into food-grade protein

The protein sector is squeezed between the drive to reach net zero emissions by 2050 – required if global warming ...
Viewpoint: Cell-based meat on sale in Europe within 3-5 years? While the rest of the world innovates in food technology, politics and bureaucracy paralyze EU

Viewpoint: Cell-based meat on sale in Europe within 3-5 years? While the rest of the world innovates in food technology, politics and bureaucracy paralyze EU

[In December 2020,] Singapore became the first country to authorise the commercialisation of cultivated meat.​ Understandably, Europeans want to know ...
‘Compassionate caviar?’ Cell-based fish egg technology could make an exclusive food accessible to everyone — and reduce our carbon footprint

‘Compassionate caviar?’ Cell-based fish egg technology could make an exclusive food accessible to everyone — and reduce our carbon footprint

Caviar is renowned as an exclusive luxury typically only enjoyed by champagne-swilling elites in five-star suites or on-board first-class flights ...
Fermentation and sustainability: Synthetic biology poised to bring us dairy-free milk and cheese that taste like the real thing

Fermentation and sustainability: Synthetic biology poised to bring us dairy-free milk and cheese that taste like the real thing

Fermentation​ is a type of biotechnology that uses microorganisms to create a chemical change that can produce food additives and ...
'Cell-based fish is a logical answer': With improved nutrition and lower CO2 emissions, cultivated fish can sustainably satiate our growing appetite for seafood

‘Cell-based fish is a logical answer’: With improved nutrition and lower CO2 emissions, cultivated fish can sustainably satiate our growing appetite for seafood

[Berlin-based startup Bluu Biosciences] claims that producing cell-based fish without harming the ecosystem and at competitive prices can make a ...
'Blissfully unaware’: Many food manufacturers don’t realize new GM labeling law applies to them and are unprepared for end-of-year deadline

‘Blissfully unaware’: Many food manufacturers don’t realize new GM labeling law applies to them and are unprepared for end-of-year deadline

Compliance with the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) – which requires firms with annual sales of >$2.5m to label ...
Processed food doesn’t necessarily equal unhealthy food, study finds

Processed food doesn’t necessarily equal unhealthy food, study finds

Classification systems that categorise foods according to their ‘level of processing’ have been used to predict diet quality and health ...
Honey without bees? A synthetic version that mimics the 'real thing' could be available in 2021

Honey without bees? A synthetic version that mimics the ‘real thing’ could be available in 2021

MeliBio, the Berkeley-based startup claiming to make real honey without bees, has closed $850,000 in pre-seed funding as it gears ...
GM canola, soybean don’t harm biodiversity, 15-year Japanese government study finds

GM canola, soybean don’t harm biodiversity, 15-year Japanese government study finds

According to the report by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), [to] date no sign of any ...
US consumers still prefer beef to plant-based meat on nutrition and taste, survey shows

US consumers still prefer beef to plant-based meat on nutrition and taste, survey shows

[A] 79-page report​​ - commissioned by the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board and written by Glynn Tonsor and Ted ...
Milk without cows: Thanks to fermentation, future dairy products might originate in a lab

Milk without cows: Thanks to fermentation, future dairy products might originate in a lab

The industrial dairy industry is one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the world.  In a study​ ...
CRISPR-edited eggs offer novel way to eliminate slaughter of newborn male chicks

CRISPR-edited eggs offer novel way to eliminate slaughter of newborn male chicks

[Most consumers] are blissfully unaware that the egg industry also slaughters billions of animals every year, but not to put ...
Golden Rice could illegally make its way to India as country struggles to stay 'GMO free'

Golden Rice could illegally make its way to India as country struggles to stay ‘GMO free’

India has traditionally been a ‘no-GMO’ country, a status recently reinforced when the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India ...
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