Jan 05, 2023

Protein from thin air? The experts are skeptical

Single-cell proteins are a promising alternative, but aren’t carbon negative or even carbon neutral quite yet With global […]

— By Emma Penrod

With global governments and consumers increasingly looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions, a carbon neutral, or even carbon negative, animal feed could represent something of a holy grail. But will this particular holy grail ever prove to be more than a myth? Experts say that, in the future, we might find the real deal.

Many plants are naturally carbon negative — that is, they absorb more carbon than they emit. Just think of efforts to plant more trees to save the Amazon rainforest, which serves as one of the world’s largest carbon sinks. Because plants make up the bulk of feeds used in animal production, it seems that feed, too, should be able to achieve a carbon negative status, or at least carbon neutrality. And with advances in technology — and in our ability to cultivate single-cell organisms in particular — a growing...

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