A company in California has found a way to make milk without cows, which has been made not only in the lab with zero cruelty but with all the nutrients. With their Sanskrit milk on the market, Perfect Day now has many products that they say are just as good as the original.
These include lab-cultured ice cream and yogurt, which they sell to various stores in the United States in the hope of tackling the environmental and welfare issues associated with large-scale dairy farms. Sanskrit milk comes at a time of unprecedented food inventions. Sanskrit meat technology is advancing at a staggering rate, lab-produced chicken is already being sold in Singapore and Sanskrit meat alternatives are being sold at high-end restaurants in Tel Aviv.
Since FDA regulations allow the meat to enter the market and production is promoted to adequate capacity, many expect Sanskrit animal products to flood your nearest supermarket soon. The perfect day is no different and their focus is on lactation. It is notoriously difficult to replicate milk by containing protein and fatty cocktails that struggle to make artificially. However, despite the challenge, Perfect Day is very clear – their products are not a substitute for milk, they are milk.
Their dairy-free milk started in 2014 when founders Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi received huge amounts of interest in dairy products without the involvement of animals. In 2016 they rebranded Perfect Day and began work on their lab-based fermentation process.
After refining the process and making sure it was safe, they submit their milk to the FDA for approval, and after lengthy testing, the FDA considers the generally recognized products to be safe (GRAS). To make milk, the company turned it into a proven and tested method of protein production in the lab state. They take genes from cows (using innocent swabs) and introduce them to the fungus. The fungus grows rapidly, has a long history of safe use, and is especially good at producing animal protein, so it is suitable for making milk without cows.
Through large fermentation tanks filled with milk protein-producing fungi, they can produce huge amounts of products incredibly quickly. It is free of lactose and cholesterol. It is unclear when Sanskrit animal products will be widely available, but regardless, many consumers still need a credible one. A study conducted in 2020 found that many young people named General Z found the idea of stopping lab-produced meat and even ‘disgusting’.