Sustainable Alt Chocolates
The chocolate industry is industry wrought with unsustainable and unethical practices but Seminal Biosciences sees the potential for a new future thanks to a prototype for cocoa butter made without cacao beans. Using precision fermentation, Seminal Biosciences produces cocoa butter that is said to have the same properties as conventional cocoa butter made from cacao beans. Already, this product has been used to create dark chocolate that has the potential to rival one of the most-used ingredients in the chocolate industry. With its innovation, Seminal Biosciences has the potential to address numerous issues within the chocolate industry, namely slavery and child labor, and deforestation. Additionally, this alternative chocolate could improve quality and consistency, and make the process of securing supply much more reliable going forward.