My son just started a new job at a Bay area startup that purports to create food protein literally out of thin air. In 2022. Uh-huh, right.
So the Soylent jokes have been thick lately.
(Interesting website, though. https://www.airprotein.com/)
@macromeh The protein in the air is usually called “insects” but most people don’t want flies on their salad…
I looked a their website and I think I understand what they’re doing. If so, then their entire advertising campaign is utterly false and intentionally misleading. (I guess that isn’t any surprise.) I think they’re just getting protein from bacteria (or yeast) while feeding them “elements from the air.” Basically, it’s as much made from air as regular meat is.
I could be wrong, though. (but if so, their website sure isn’t doing anything to correct me)
@blaineg@werehatrack@xobzoo Well, apparently there is enough CO2 available in the air to enable soybeans to make their proteins. So it doesn’t seem like such a stretch that engineered microorganisms in a bio-reactor could do something similar (and maybe even more efficiently). In any case, my son is thrilled to put his newly minted Master’s in Bio-process Engineering to use in return for butt-loads of startup money.
I really do want to try an air-scallop, though.