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NotCo taps AI to develop new plant-based alternatives - Verdict


Chilean food-tech start-up NotCo uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify the optimum combinations of plant proteins when creating vegan alternatives to animal-based food products. The company, set up in 2015, has attracted investment from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Future Positive, a US investment fund founded by Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter. NotCo's machine learning algorithm compares the molecular structure of dairy or meat products to plant sources, searching for proteins with similar molecular components. NotCo has a database containing over 400,000 different plants, including macronutrient breakdown and chemical composition. These factors are used to predict novel food combinations with the target flavour, texture, and functionality.

Vegan family claims they have 'lost friends,' get 'bullied' over lifestyle

FOX News

'Tucker Takes On ...': Vegan activist tries to convince Tucker he shouldn't be eating meat at all. A family of five has spoken out about losing friends and being bullied - because they are all vegan. Jacqui and Ryan Robins, and their three children Skye, 15, Skipp, 14, and Cadan, 5, are all happily vegan, and enjoy a range of delicious meals without meat or dairy. But the family has admitted that the transition to a vegan lifestyle has not been the easiest - and that they have lost friends over it, and are often met with hostility and aggression. Jacqui, 44, who was just 8-years-old when she gave up meat, has said that other parents turn their backs on her when she goes to her children's schools.