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Parliamentary question - P-001990/2022Parliamentary question
P-001990/2022

    Milk production without cows: the biggest plant in the world opens in Denmark

    Priority question for written answer  P-001990/2022
    to the Commission
    Rule 138
    Mara Bizzotto (ID)

    The start-up Remilk, having raised USD 120 million in investment capital, will now open the biggest plant in the world for production of milk obtained from precision fermentation on a 70 000 m site in Kalundborg in Denmark.

    The fermentation process uses yeasts to produce milk proteins (casein and whey) without recourse to animals, with, according to the company, organoleptic results that are indistinguishable from the proteins in cow’s milk.

    The company’s CEO, Aviv Wolff[1], says, ‘We’re making dairy products that are identical to cow-milk products, with the same taste, texture, stretchiness, meltiness, (...). We intend to massively scale up our production capabilities to make nutritious, delicious, and affordable dairy that will send cows into early retirement.’

    Initially, the company aims to cater for cheese and dairy producers and processing industries but wants in the future to supply end consumers with lines of ‘animal-free’ products.

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    Last updated: 3 June 2022
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