Fonterra's milk-to-Mars moonshot

Fonterra's milk-to-Mars moonshot
Robert Langer, the billionaire Moderna cofounder, has turned his sights to Fonterra. (Image: supplied).
Rebecca Howard
If Fonterra’s new venture is successful, New Zealand milk could make its way to Mars.The dairy cooperative has teamed up with privately-held VitaKey, whose cofounder Robert Langer helped set up Moderna, to design products that incorporate the targeted and time-controlled release of specific dairy nutrients, starting with probiotics.VitaKey specialises in precision delivery of nutrition. The technology will leverage related Massachusetts Institute of Technology tech developed in the Langer Lab that NASA may use to deliver probiotics t...

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