‘Cow’s milk without cows’ start-up raises $13m in seed funding

The Guardian | November 17, 2021

Israeli firm says dairy proteins will be made by microorganisms programmed with DNA instructions.

“Cow’s milk without cows” will be in Israeli shops by 2023, after a start-up raised a record $13m (£9.7m) in seed funding from investors to help it make traditional dairy products from microorganisms.

The Tel Aviv-based Imagindairy, which announced its seed funding result on Wednesday, said the milk it produced would be identical to cow’s milk, but the cow, and her associated methane, would be replaced by fungi or other plant microorganisms programmed to produce milk proteins.

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