Yes, Protein Can Be Made From Thin Air

While we can’t snap our fingers and procure a steak from thin air, this is as close as we’ve been to doing something so futuristic and outlandish. Air Protein is a California-based food tech start-up that captures carbon from the air to turn it into protein (news from Plant Based News). The company was inspired by NASA research in the 1970s that focused on novel … Continue reading Yes, Protein Can Be Made From Thin Air

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?