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"The future state of leveraging alternate protein
sources in part or as total replacement could
prove a significant supply risk management tool."
Elizabeth Donald, AFB International
Berkeley, Calif.-based Wild Earth, a biotech startup
and maker of koji-protein dog treats, uses cultured protein made from human-grade koji (Aspergillus oryzae), an
ancient Asian protein and member of the fungi kingdom
containing all 10 amino acids essential for dogs. It is ecofriendly and renewably sourced. The company has also
launched its first complete-and-balanced diet for dogs
that is meatless and utilizes yeast protein as a main ingredient and source of protein. Using a fermentation process,
fungal yeasts are transformed into concentrated yeasts
then incorporated into Wild Earth's dog food as a source
of protein, B vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. According
to the company, the veterinarian-developed food offers
31% complete proteins in every scoop of kibble.
"We need new and alternative proteins to feed a growing global pet population, and also to minimize the
environmental impact of feeding that growing population," said Ryan Bethencourt, chief executive officer of

Wild Earth. "Using biotechnology gives us the ability
to scale and to get a product to market safely, quickly
and affordably."
As technology has advanced, novel proteins are becoming about more than the nutrition they provide.
For many, novel protein ingredients support a purpose
broader than feeding the world's pets.
"We make dog food and treats but our purpose is combating climate change," said Anne Carlson, chief executive
officer, Jiminy's. "...I expect this [COVID-19] pandemic
will reposition sustainability to the forefront as we continue experiencing firsthand the effects of relentlessly encroaching on forests for croplands and water. For the first
time - and on a large scale - all Americans are facing
the truth of exactly how traditional practices put us all at
risk. I believe we're due for a rethink and the embrace of
novel, safe and sustainable proteins like Jiminy's food and
treats can help guide us to a better world."
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