Would YOU drink a pint of man-made cows’ milk? Scientists are developing artificial beverage that could spell the end of dairies
- Start-up company Muufri is planning to produce cow-free milk soon
- The team will create the proof-of-concept at University College Cork, Ireland
- The product is not only artificial but also free of lactose and cholesterol
- Manufacturing process begins soon with the final product ready by July 2015
- Ultimately the team hopes to bring their artifical milk to mark in three years
- They hope that it will reduce our dependence on industrial farming
- And they predict in 100 years this will be the main way we get our milk
- ‘It hasn’t been done yet because no one has made milk from scratch before,’ the team tells MailOnline
Imagine a world where milk is not only artificially produced, but also free of lactose and cholesterol.
That’s the dream of three bio-engineers in the US who are preparing to produce a proof-of-concept of their cow-free milk.
Ryan Pandya, Perumal Gandhi and Isha Datar are the founders of biotech start-up Muufri, and by next year they’re expecting to have made the first batch of their potentially revolutionary beverage.
Ryan Pandya (left), Perumal Gandhi (right) and Isha Datar are the three members of the US-based company Muufri, which by next year is hoping to have produced the world’s first batch of artificially produced milk. In three years the team hopes to bring the lactose-free product to market
The purpose of the company is not just to produce a beverage that can be enjoyed by 75 per cent of the world’s population, who are lactose-intolerant.
They also want to reduce our dependence on animals, and developing this product would be an important step in that regard.
Muufri will be part of the Synthetic Biology Accelerator, sponsored by SOSVentures, and the team is making their product at University College Cork in Ireland.