People refuse animal protein for various reasons: because of the state of health, religious beliefs, ethical considerations. Many are concerned that animal husbandry greatly affects the environment. However, proteins are necessary for a person to live normally, so scientists do not get tired of improving methods for the production of protein products – and they have achieved impressive results! We collected the most interesting discoveries – protein from the air, mushrooms, electricity …
These four new types of artificial protein minimize the carbon footprint and can be used to produce products that are as close as possible to natural meat in terms of amino acid composition.
Protein from carbon dioxide
Yes, yes, that’s right – food from waste that pollutes the environment! Physicist Lisa Dyson has developed air protein technology, which allows the synthesis of protein using bacteria that recycle CO2. “Meat production depends on a lot of factors — geography, feed prices, politics, rainfall,” says Dyson. “We have learned how to make meat out of thin air — protein is ‘grown’ on ‘farms’ in closed containers using only air, electricity and water.” The sediment produced by the carbon dioxide-fed bacteria is collected and ground into flour. It is absolutely neutral in taste, but with the addition of flavoring components it can turn into chicken fillet and roast beef. Dyson claims that she spied the technology in the archives of NASA, where she was not given due attention. And counts