Yeast Will be Instrumental In The Next Level of Food Tech

Yeast Will be Instrumental In The Next Level of Food Tech

Earlier this year, Foodable reported on products from companies like Beyond Meat, which is looking to replace animal meat by using a plant-based product for its Beyond Burgers, and Ripple, which is a company offering a milk-like product strictly made out of peas. Those are just a couple of examples of a larger move towards plant-based or alternative protein.

Thanks to the low costs on biotech tools, a handful of startups, mainly concentrated around the Bay Area, are “using a biotech process called fermentation to make animal products,” reports “Fortune.”

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Dallas Chefs Say No to Genetically Modified Salmon

Genetically modified salmon has been in the news over the last few months with a number of chefs debating the merits of working with the meat. Chefs in Dallas, however, are less than eager to work with the GMO fish. While the FDA has claimed there are no noticeable differences between wild and genetically modified salmon, local chefs are not willing to take the chance.

“The bottom line is we think it’s a bad idea,” Jon Alexis, owner of TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill, told the Dallas News. “We don’t plan on selling it. I don’t understand the need for it. We have a healthy wild salmon population and high-quality farm-raised salmon.”

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