Almonds, soy, cashew: Nowadays there are so many different types of milk it's hard to keep track of them all. Now, one Silicon Valley food technology start-up is hoping to add one more version to the mix. Berkeley, California-based Perfect Day is pioneering "synthetic milk," a dairy-free alternative to the breakfast mainstay that claims to resemble — and taste — just like the original.
Perfect Day is less for the Silicon Valley Soylent seeking tech foodie and more for the eco-friendly or vegan consumer. The company is eyeing either milk, cheese or yogurt as being part of its inaugural lineup of dairy-free alternatives. The company's dairy offerings are lactose-free, and they use 98 percent less water in production, according to a study performed by a team of conservation biologists.
Earlier this year, Perfect Day raised $4 million and is currently looking to raise more.