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Plants perform photosynthesis quicker with CO2. Potentially creating new soft drinks.

If a Californian startup has its way, thanks to CO2 there should soon be more meat. Not less. The idea was originally developed at NASA, but never took off.

Microorganisms are supplied with air and a little water in tanks. After four days, the protein produced can be treated.

In comparison with animal rearing, the time, space and resources required are minimal. As for pesticides, hormones and antibiotics? Unnecessary.

First the protein is dried and cleaned, then turned into powder. The resulting flour is made into medallions.

With a little culinary fine-tuning, these taste like steak, chicken or seafood.

Glass of air vodka to wash it down?

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