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Synbio firms making way into food market face questions

A majority of synthetic biology companies tapping into the food market are startups that face not just the risk of failing to gain traction but also questions about product safety and sustainability. Fish feed-focused KnipBio, among other companies, continues to use more sustainable feedstocks that do not "compete with humans" to allow for increased efficiency, KnipBio CEO Larry Feinberg said noting that "there should be, and will be, safety redundancy built into containment at an industrial biotech operation."

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