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Fungi-based meat alternatives to help save Earth’s forests

Green biotechnology needs to be fuelled by green energy

06-May-2022

Substituting just a fifth of meat from cattle with microbial protein - a meat alternative produced in fermentation tanks - by 2050 could halve deforestation, a new analysis by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) now published in Nature finds. The market-ready meat alternative ...

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Getting to the root of corn domestication

Knowledge may help plant breeders

21-Apr-2022

A unique confluence of archeology, molecular genetics and serendipity guided a collaboration of Mexican and Penn State researchers to a deeper understanding of how modern corn was domesticated from teosinte, a perennial grass native to Mexico and Central America, more than 5,000 years ago. There ...

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The 7th BioProScale Symposium took place again as in-person event in Berlin

New ways of thinking are required: Scientists from both academia and industry presented and discussed innovative approaches and developments in biotechnology and bioprocess engineering

12-Apr-2022

On the subject of “Scaling Up and Down of Bioprocesses: Technological Innovation and Cell Physiology Insights”,the 7thSymposium was again held on-site in Berlin from March 28 to31,2022. In parallel, there was also the possibility to follow the presentations online. The symposium was organized ...

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Food from CO2

Arkeon Biotechnologies, a Viennese startup, uses gas fermentation technology to convert CO2 into food products

25-Mar-2022

Vienna-based startup Arkeon Biotechnologies has closed its seed funding in an oversubscribed investment round of more than $7 million. Arkeon is the world's first company to use gas fermentation technology from archaea, a microorganism with unique properties, for food applications. The ...

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9-step blueprint proposes new genetic and food security guidelines for aquaculture

26-Jan-2022

The advent of the genome era and the demand for global food safety, has led to significant breakthroughs in the field of fish biology and biotechnology in the past decade. These discoveries have not only seen new theories developed, but provided solid technical support for the modern aquaculture ...

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$10M project aims for more pest-resilient food options in Asia

17-Jan-2022

A new Cornell University-led project will accelerate the application of a proven biotechnology to enhance food and nutritional security in Bangladesh and the Philippines while protecting the health of farmers and the environment. The Feed the Future Insect-Resistant Eggplant Partnership is funded ...

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Environmentally more sustainable alternative to egg white protein production

Biotechnology could be the answer

10-Jan-2022

The research by the Future Sustainable Food Systems research group at the University of Helsinki together with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland shows that fungus-produced ovalbumin could have the potential to mitigate part of the environmental burden associated with chicken egg white ...

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Cheers! Scientists have developed gene-edited barley that could better your beer

Using CRISPR/Cas9 technology, scientists develop and study gene-edited barley that resists pre-harvest sprouting

15-Nov-2021

After a spell of unexpected rain, before the harvest season, a farmer may be faced with the unpredictable problem of untimely sprouting of barley. Sprouted barley fetches considerably low market prices and poses an economic burden on farmers and corporations that are at the mercy of nature to ...

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Novo Holdings Leads US$21M Series A Financing in BIOMILQ

Funds will be used to support the development of pioneering mammary biotechnology to bring a novel infant feeding option to market that better meets infants' nutritional needs

21-Oct-2021

Novo Holdings, a leading international life science investor, today announces it has led the US$21 million Series A financing in BIOMILQ, Inc. ("BIOMILQ"), a first-of-its-kind mammary biotechnology company. BIOMILQ is developing a novel infant feeding option, derived from human mammary cells, to ...

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Sustainable coffee grown in Finland

The land that drinks the most coffee per capita produces its first tasty cup with cellular agriculture

21-Sep-2021

VTT has successfully produced coffee cells in a bioreactor through cellular agriculture. The innovation can help to make the production of coffee more sustainable. The first batches produced by VTT in a laboratory in Finland smell and taste like conventional coffee. With increasing demand and ...

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