Tel Aviv: The Israeli government has granted permission to sell laboratory-produced artificial milk in the market, without the need for cows.
According to a report by a foreign news agency, the government has issued its first marketing and sales license for laboratory-produced, nutrient-rich milk and dairy products.
The Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) announced in a statement on Thursday that local food start-up Remilk has been granted a marketing license for everyday food items, whose proteins are similar to those found in real milk.
According to Remilk, to make dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, and ice cream, proteins are combined with vitamins, minerals, and animal fat. This manufacturing process not only eliminates unwanted ingredients such as cholesterol and lactose, but also eliminates the use of growth hormones and antibiotics in animal husbandry.
The IIA has said in its statement that this is a historic day for food technology for Israel and the world, and the government’s approval is the first and important milestone for the entire Israeli food technology market.