The plant-based trend centers around protein, and yet—while it seems a complete contradiction—there are some who suggest that some animal proteins could be classified as, if not plant-based, at least Vegetarian. The process of precision fermentation of cell-based proteins, uses single-cell “factories” typically derived from fungi, yeasts, or bacteria to produce animal-free dairy proteins that are identical to animal-origin dairy proteins. David Feder, Executive Editor-Technical for Prepared Foods media, interviews Paul Kollesoff, co-founder of The Urgent Co., makers of industry-upsetters Brave Robot animal-free ice cream and Modern Kitchen animal-free cream cheese. Real dairy products made from real dairy proteins derived through the process of precision fermentation.

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