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Don't have a cow? Perfect Day animal-free milk bids for slice of multibillion-dollar global dairy market

August 22, 2016: The FoodNavigator-USA

Perfect Day is using synthetic biology to engineer yeast to produce proteins found in milk using "Cellular agriculture."
"It is taking food grade yeast, and adding DNA sequences (which can be 3D printed using synthetic biology techniques) which effectively instruct that yeast to produce the proteins found in milk – predominantly casein (Perfect Day is making four different caseins that make a micelle) but also lactoglobulin and lactoalbumin, the two proteins that form the bulk of whey protein in milk. It then throws them into big fermentation tanks with corn sugar and other nutrients to feed on and sits back while they get to work. When the microbes have done their work at the bio-refinery, the proteins are harvested via a mechanical process and added to water, minerals, and plant-based fats and sugars to make dairy milk." Gaalactose is added instead of lactose to make the milk lactose free.

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