Miruku About to Disrupt Global Dairy Industry
Founded in 2020 by former New Zealand dairy executive Amos Palfreyman (pictured left) and Israeli food tech innovator Professor Oded Shoseyov, molecular farming startup Miruku, which has been operating in stealth until now, is Asia Pacific’s first molecular farming dairy company and is one of only a handful of players in the niche sector beyond the region, Amy Buxton writes for Hong Kong-based sustainability news outlet, Green Queen.
Miruku has unveiled its animal-free dairy mission as part of a $2.4 million seed round announcement, Buxton reports.
Miruku describes itself as straddling the line between biotech and agriculture, in the interests of future foods production. It aims to take on the large conventional dairy sector in New Zealand by working with farmers to help them pivot to more sustainable methodologies and claims that its proprietary tech is fully scalable and ready to implement across the globe.
“We share a vision that applies the sharp edge of applied science to agronomy and food tech, at scale, with global partners. Our goal is to provide nutritious and functional animal-free dairy, economically,” Palfreyman said.
Also pictured: New Zealanders life scientist and tech investor Ira Bing (centre) and milk protein science expert Harjinder Singh.
Original article by Amy Buxton, Green Queen, March 22, 2022.