SPECIAL MENTION: Bees make honey to feed their families, not sweeten your tea, and mass breeding threatens wild bee species by spreading viruses and boosting competition for food sources like flowers. MeliBio takes bees out of the supply chain with its lab-brewed molecular copy of honey, which has identical sweetness and viscosity to the real thing. It’s newly in production and shipping to restaurants and foodservice companies. —Don Steinberg
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