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Daily Beast: Forget cows and almonds—lab-grown dairy is the future of milk

Claire Turrell

An ambitious cadre of new startups is plotting the next trend in alternative milk products.

A row of silver-colored tanks shimmer under the spotlight. You could easily mistake this for a microbrewery, but these cylindrical steel bioreactors don’t contain a hoppy IPA beer. They contain the future of milk. The $40-million Californian-based startup TurtleTree is banking on a future where we are no longer reliant on pastures filled with dairy cows to enjoy our favorite latte—our next pint of milk could come from a lab, as another part of a growing industry in cell-based foods.

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