Does drinking a glass of milk make you feel guilty? (We don't either, btw.) A startup hopes theirclaims of guilt-free will help spur demandfor their replica milk.
Bioengineers Perumal Gandhi and Ryan Pandya developedanimal-free dairy productsto woo environmentally-conscious consumers who want better alternatives to milk. The two claim their milk replacer tastes and can be used like real milk, with the same (if not improved) nutrient profile. Their milk will be sold under the brand name "Perfect Day."
In support of dairies, however, is new research by USDA that isdeveloping an environmentally friendly filmmade of the milk protein casein. These casein-based films are up to 500 times better than plastics at keeping oxygen away from food and, because they are derived from milk, are biodegradable, sustainable and edible.