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Peer-to-Peer Probiotics: Engineered Microbes Offer Promise in Addressing Global Malnutrition

A student-led startup based at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity of Paris (CRI) has come up with a promising approach to ameliorating global malnutrition via genetic engineering. Founded by five students who impressed judges both at last fall’s iGEM [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Consumer Products & Manufacturing, Food, News|

Going Swimmingly: AquaBounty’s GM Salmon Approved for Consumption After 19 Years

Synthetic biology and genetic modification have brought major changes to the world of agriculture, underlying products as diverse as corn with resistance to pest infection or non-browning apples. Despite this, breeding animals for new traits is still performed in the [...]

By | November 23rd, 2015|Consumer Products & Manufacturing, Food, News|

OpenPlant: Open Technologies for Plant Synthetic Biology

Why is Plant Synthetic Biology Important? Plant synthetic biology has great potential to improve sustainable bioproduction of globally important products; from foodstuffs to fibres to drugs. Advantages of plants over engineered microbes include their worldwide cultivation, their harvest on a [...]

Future Foods

Food and agriculture have both been extremely exciting growth areas in synthetic biology as of late. Emerging and established companies have been addressing the need for more efficient and sustainable ways to grow crops and feed  increasing populations. At next [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|Agriculture, Consumer Products & Manufacturing, Food, Food, News|

Moo-ve Over, Factory Farms: Muufri is Taking Dairy Milk Animal-Free

Milk stands out among other foods for its complete nutrition value. The current methods of milk production, however, aren’t agriculturally sustainable, leading to malnourishment in many regions of the developing and the underdeveloped nations. As the world population soars and [...]

By | November 9th, 2014|Consumer Products & Manufacturing, Food, News|