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Unilever May Launch Ice Cream From Cow-Free Dairy in a Year

  • Precision fermentation uses yeast to make real dairy proteins
  • Launch likely in global brand or a North American brand

Food giant Unilever is planning a dairy ice cream that uses milk that doesn’t come from a cow.

The company is working on a process called precision fermentation that uses substances like yeast and fungi to produce milk proteins in a vat. A product could be available in about a year, according to Andy Sztehlo, head of Unilever’s research and development in ice cream.