Plant-based milks are booming as consumers seek to eliminate dairy from their cereal bowls and coffee cups, mostly for health, welfare or environmental reasons. The demand for milks and cheeses from soy, almonds, coconuts, cashews and even flaxseeds is steadily rising - just like the dairy industry's hostility.
Two of marijuana's most sought-after compounds are THC, the compound in marijuana that gets you high, and CBD, another cannabis compound used for its medicinal effects, such as controlling pain or the seizures of epilepsy. Multiple companies have begun genetically engineering yeast that can produce cannabinoids. They have been taking the genes responsible for the cannabinoid-making pathways in the marijuana plant and inserting them into yeast strains.
We are incredibly proud of share, who is the first German manufacturer that introduced mineral water bottles made of 100% recycled plastic. The material does not differ in appearance from commercially available bottles and offers consumers an environmentally friendly alternative.
Silencing or editing genes with the CRISPR technology could improve the quality and availability of wide range food, from cabbage to chocolate. In contrast to the typical GMO technology, with CRISPR, scientists can tweak only the genes without introducing foreign DNA.
Recent technology advancements have enabled the unbundling of meat production from animals. The team behind Daan Luining and Krijn De Nood at Meatable solves crucial technological and ethical barriers on the way to produce lab-grown meat at scale. Just one cell could be enough to create enough burgers to feed the world.
Nestle SA, the world’s largest food company, has joined the trend for personalized nutrition with a blend of artificial intelligence, DNA testing and the modern obsession with Instagramming food.