Real dairy cheese without the cow will be available in late 2023

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As the grandson of a dairyman who spent every weekend of my childhood out on the farm, I must say, of all the animal based food production dairy is definitely the least cruel in general. It’s still super messed up to keep an animal in a perpetual state of lactation to satisfy human desire for dairy products. I’m eagerly awaiting all these alternatives to animal passed food stuffs, the sooner they’re fully developed the better. There will always be a space for boutique animal food products but I also wouldn’t have a problem with declaring raising animals for food production illegally cruel, because it is. Additionally, I’m not a vegetarian or vegan, I’m just a hypocrite.

Shaffness

I have some issues generally with just the focus on the casein proteins and very little information on the rest of the plant-based other ingredients i.e. plant-based sugar, salt and minerals. That’s just too generic a response. As someone with a severe soy allergy, I can’t eat many of the plant-based meat substitutes due to their production using soy and soy-lecithin and naming this “real dairy cheese” could easily lead to exposure. At least, that’s what I have to assume to be safe because there isn’t any information to assuage my fears. The push sell the cheese in food service industries also worries me because all of the quotes after focus on their branding, gmo-concerns and what isn’t in their product. When my question is what is in it. I think the product sounds cool and I more than likely agree the position against factory farming but I think this is far from ready for the market.

Darageth

Plant-based yogurts and creamcheese and ice cream, very good. Plant-based cheeses? Not so much. If they manage a cheese that tastes good I will be all over that.

ThMogget

You guys have been getting a cow with your cheese!? I shop at the wrong supermarkets.

GapingFartLocker

> Brave Robot ice cream is not tested on animals. However, in compliance with regulatory expectations, our partner Perfect Day commissioned a one-time rat feeding study with their non-animal whey protein (an ingredient in our ice cream) in compliance with regulatory expectations, to establish safety for human consumption. > To be clear, neither we nor Perfect Day support or condone the use of animal testing. However, to establish that a new ingredient is safe, governmental regulatory agencies require extensive food safety tests, including tests with animals. This step is, unfortunately, an important part of assuring consumers that new ingredients are safe to eat. We fully support replacing animal testing with other validated methods to ensure the safety of new food ingredients. Question for vegans: Does this still make the ice cream vegan? I know the ingredients are vegan, but it was tested on an animal once (and nothing happened to it I presume).

Elan_Sedai