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Bitterness Blockers & Crispr-Mushrooms

A production facility in Aurora, Colorado is producing a powder which binds to the taste receptors on your tongue and blocks bitter flavors. The product could have a health impact on the United State’s sugar-addicted society. This powder, interestingly enough, is made from mushrooms. Also in mycology news, a variety of button mushrooms have been engineered via the Crispr-Cas9 genome editing tool to not brown. A small deletion was made to remove the gene encoding a polyphenol oxidase enzyme, meaning the mushrooms stay a pristine white when exposed to air.

A Magical Mushroom Powder Blocks Bitterness in Food – Wired

Crispr-edited Mushroom Dodges Regulation – Chemistry World

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