How Much Do Food and Agriculture Actually Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

When discussing the connection between food and our environment, it is necessary to touch on greenhouse gas emissions of different foods. Cattle is often touted as the worst offender, while rice is also blamed for a high amount of emissions. Transporting food of course releases emissions, and air transport is the least favorable option for the environment. So – what percentage of greenhouse gas emissions … Continue reading How Much Do Food and Agriculture Actually Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Would You Order a Lab-Grown Tiger Steak at a Restaurant?

Eating a steak that was sourced from a tiger sounds exotic, taboo, and highly illegal (because it is). Would you try a tiger steak if it didn’t involve any slaughter? A start-up based in New York called Primeval Foods wants to offer exactly that. The company uses cultivated meat production methods to create meat analogs from wild animals, without slaughtering them. Here’s what the company … Continue reading Would You Order a Lab-Grown Tiger Steak at a Restaurant?

Vegan Egg Whites…Made From Fungi?

This week, researchers from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland announced that they have developed an egg white product made from fungi. The egg was developed using precision fermentation, a process that allows for the programming of micro-organisms (like fungi or bacteria) to produce complex organic molecules (like protein or fat). The food-tech scientists used a fungus called Trichoderma reesei to produce ovalbumin, the … Continue reading Vegan Egg Whites…Made From Fungi?