How do you feel about Do-It-Yourself Biology experiments ending up on your plate? Join the discussion of DIYbio food and novel food production ideas this Wednesday November 5th, from 7-9PM at Ada’s Technical books on 425 15th Ave E.
As rising populations and environmental effects threaten global food security, DIYbio-hackers might have a solution in humble bacteria. Using “real vegan cheese” developed from E. coli as a “casein” point, a team from the San Francisco Bay Area presents an example of how DIYbio can supply novel solutions to problems in food security. The team, along with 245 others, competed this past weekend at the international Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition, in Boston, MA, which asks undergraduates to develop existing or novel genetic constructs for a variety of applications, including food and nutrition.