The global dairy industry is worth US$871 billion a year. Can cell-based milk make a dent in that? Photo: Shutterstock
The global dairy industry is worth US$871 billion a year. Can cell-based milk make a dent in that? Photo: Shutterstock

How a Singapore-born lab’s cell-based milk alternative could shake up the US$871 billion global dairy industry

  • Cows are out for biotechnology start-up TurtleTree, whose cell-based milk is grown in giant bioreactors at its California-based facility
  • Alternative dairy products already exist, but CEO Fengru Lin says that plant-based milk produces less of important protein components than cows’ milk

The global dairy industry is worth US$871 billion a year. Can cell-based milk make a dent in that? Photo: Shutterstock
The global dairy industry is worth US$871 billion a year. Can cell-based milk make a dent in that? Photo: Shutterstock
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