This Biotech Startup is Making Protein-Rich Plant-Based Pet Food

Author: ADELE PETERS
Source: Fast Company 

The company focused on koji since it’s already ready for commercial scale, but is also exploring so-called “clean meat” grown from animal cells for the future. “The reality of it is, getting to the point where you can actually commercially and feasibly scale a product like that is going to take some more time,” he says. As an early experiment, the team tried making lab-grown mouse cells, both because cats are known for liking the flavor and because the cell line of mice is well understood.