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[–] kirkis 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What about almond, coconut and soy milk? That's all been around for a long time.

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[–] GetOnMyLevel [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think it's analogous to tofu and lab grown meat. Almond and soy milk are similar in taste to real milk but they're not the same. They're non milk alternatives. Just like tofu is made to look and taste like meat but its not actually meat. I think this startup is trying to make something that is made up of the same proteins milk is made of, just like that lab grown burger - it was real beef muscle tissue except it came from a lab rather than a cow.

If this process of creating milk and meat is perfected and the price brought down, there will be little reason for factory farms to exist. I think lots of people who object to meat and milk alternatives won't have a good reason to object to lab grown animal products.

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[–] kirkis 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I haven't tried a lab burger, nor have I put lab creamer in my coffee. I actually prefer heavy rice cream in my coffee. Coconut milk is the best thing on cereal. Almond milk is pretty damn good as well. So I don't know if lab milk is all that necessary. Maybe it might provide good cheese for the lactose intolerant.

Bottom line is we'll see when we taste it.

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[–] GetOnMyLevel [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm a dairy farmer. This is an article I saw in one of my favorite dairy magazines. I don't agree with the fear this article conveys, just thought /v/futurology would want a glimpse of what the dairy industry thinks about animal-free milk.