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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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Leonardo DiCaprio to Rally for Beef Ban

Actor partners with Hindu group to raise awareness of beef's environmental and ethical issues.
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Bon Appétit Picks Top Vegan Chocolate Bars

Food publication gives top honors to three vegan bars that editors loved during vegan recipe development.
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Fall Out Boy Drummer Joins New Vegan Band

New hardcore band Sect to promote vegan messages through album debut due out this August.
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Dun-Well Doughnuts Expands to Manhattan

Popular vegan doughnut shop will have a new outpost in the East Village.
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CNN Names Hottest Global Vegan Food Destinations

India, Israel, and—you guessed it—Portland among top picks.
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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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