47 min

Phytolon: Halim Jubran and Tal Zeltzer Built with Biology: Spaces

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Candies, cakes, salad dressing, plant-based meats, butter; all these foods and so many more contain food coloring. Food coloring traditionally came from plants but today it comes from petrochemicals.


But now, the bioengineering company Phytolon has found a new way to make food colorings sustainably--and affordably!--using microbes!


Hear from Phytolon's founders about the science behind their breakthrough, how fabrics could be dyed with the same method, and how starting a company in Israel as Jewish and Arab co-founders is bringing communities and families together.


Want to ask your question live in one of our shows? Be sure to follow @SynBioBeta! #builtwithbiospaces


Keep in touch!


Fiona Mischel (Host)


@SynBioBeta@FionaRMischelhttps://synbiobeta.com/

Phytolon:


@phytolonhttps://www.phytolon.com/

Subscribe to the Built with Biology Digest for Spaces shows, news across the bioengineering world, upcoming events, and more!


Learn more about Race Against the Clock here!


Episode credits: Hosted by Fiona Mischel, produced by Nikita Michelsen, and recorded, edited, and engineered by Bryce Joseph-Nelson


Recorded: 8/18/21

Candies, cakes, salad dressing, plant-based meats, butter; all these foods and so many more contain food coloring. Food coloring traditionally came from plants but today it comes from petrochemicals.


But now, the bioengineering company Phytolon has found a new way to make food colorings sustainably--and affordably!--using microbes!


Hear from Phytolon's founders about the science behind their breakthrough, how fabrics could be dyed with the same method, and how starting a company in Israel as Jewish and Arab co-founders is bringing communities and families together.


Want to ask your question live in one of our shows? Be sure to follow @SynBioBeta! #builtwithbiospaces


Keep in touch!


Fiona Mischel (Host)


@SynBioBeta@FionaRMischelhttps://synbiobeta.com/

Phytolon:


@phytolonhttps://www.phytolon.com/

Subscribe to the Built with Biology Digest for Spaces shows, news across the bioengineering world, upcoming events, and more!


Learn more about Race Against the Clock here!


Episode credits: Hosted by Fiona Mischel, produced by Nikita Michelsen, and recorded, edited, and engineered by Bryce Joseph-Nelson


Recorded: 8/18/21

47 min

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