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Is That Human DNA in Your Cheese? Scientists Say "Yes."

With cow's milk designed to grow a 65-pound baby calf into a 700-pound cow, is the use of human DNA so far-fetched?

It seems like a new vegan cheese launches every month these days, but scientists in the San Francisco Bay Area are experimenting with a formula that may be a first worldwide. Biologists at the 10th annual International Genetically Engineered Machine competition are attempting to extract casein proteins from yeast in order to make cheese. Instead of cow’s milk proteins, however, they’re using strands of human DNA and will then incorporate vegan replacements for lactose and milkfat. An Indiegogo campaign is planned for the future to help fund the idea.

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Lisa Frank to Debut Nostalgic Vegan Makeup

Unicorn school supplies designer from the '90s is back with cruelty-free cosmetics.
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Mr. Universe Becomes Vegan Tattoo Artist in London

Vegan bodybuilder Barny du Plessis has embarked on a new career as a tattoo artist using only cruelty-free inks and techniques.
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Cowspiracy-Makers Debut New Vegan Flick Online

Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn launch What the Health online to unravel the connection between Big Pharma, consuming animal products, and poor American health.
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Vegan Mac n Cheese Smackdown Draws Record Numbers

An estimated 3,000 people showed up to sample plant-based cheesy creations in Baltimore last weekend.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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