How Better Dairy, co-founded at EF, are growing cheese in a lab
20 September, 2022
Dairy farming is hugely unsustainable. It’s a leading contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and a majorly inefficient use of resources. Plant-based alternatives also aren’t good enough. They are inferior in terms of flavour and nutrition and have limited usability as food ingredients.
Better Dairy uses synthetic biology and yeast fermentation to produce dairy products following a similar process to brewing beer. Their products, molecularly identical to traditional dairy, seamlessly plug in to existing recipes and supply chains. They have taken to the lab and already produced their first results.