Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2023, 10:22 AM

Food From Air and Electricity Makes Global Debut in Singapore

Low De Wei
Low De Wei
Bloomberg News

It doesn’t look particularly appetizing — a mustard yellow-hued powder with the texture of starch — but the ingredient that made its global debut in Singapore on Thursday is being touted as the latest breakthrough in food technology.

Produced from air, water, electricity and microbes by Finnish startup Solar Foods, the substance can be used to make anything from bread to pasta. It had its first official tasting after the city-state approved the sale of products containing the ingredient last October.

The powder itself resembles turmeric and tastes like a light, nutty mix of cashews and almonds. It’s 65% ...

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