What's the Problem?
There is an increasing awareness worldwide about the products we consume. Petroleum-based ingredients, like food dyes, are affecting people's health and damaging the environment. Replacing them with agriculture-derived ingredients can lead to a fake perception of sustainability and health. The real change comes with a complete transformation of the production model, which will ultimately transform lives by manufacturing nutritious food with a conscious usage of water, land and other resources, no need of hazardous chemicals or solvents, such as pesticides, and a minimum generation of residues.
How are they Solving it?
Michroma is a biotech startup developing a platform to produce next-gen natural ingredients in a sustainable, cost effective and scalable way. Combining nature and technology, Michroma is biomanufacturing colors, mycoprotein, flavors and fragrances, using proprietary filamentous fungi strains, a scalable fermentation process, and Synthetic Biology, the latest editing technology. Michroma creates healthier and better performing ingredients unlocking the possibility for the entire food industry to make their products naturally more appealing and at the same time make higher profits.