The Best Inventions of 2020
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November 19, 2020 8:56 AM EST

This vegan version of dairy is deliciously similar to the real thing. To create its milk proteins, which are identical to those produced by cows, Perfect Day leveraged fungi, which are capable of producing the proteins while remaining on a plant-based diet. (The result is also free from soy, nuts, gluten, and lactose.) One of its early partners, Brave Robot, uses the product to create ice cream so creamy and flavorful that you can barely tell that it’s animal-free—and with Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger now on the company’s board, Perfect Day’s future is looking bright. —Sanya Mansoor

Correction, Nov 19

The original version of this story misstated the characterization of Brave Robot’s ice cream. It is animal-free, not dairy-free.

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