Moolec Becomes First Molecular Farming Company to Achieve USDA Approval for Plant-Grown Animal Proteins

LUXEMBOURG / ACCESSWIRE / April 22, 2024 / Moolec Science SA (NASDAQ:MLEC)("The company"), a Molecular Farming food-ingredient company, announced today that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ("APHIS") of the U.S. Department of Agriculture ("USDA") has concluded its Regulatory Status Review ("RSR") for Moolec’s genetically engineered ("GE") soybean Piggy Sooy™. See post online here: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/sites/default/files/23-234-01rsr-response.pdf [1].

USDA Piggy Sooy
USDA Piggy Sooy

The USDA-APHIS RSR determines that Moolec’s genetically engineered soybean, accumulating animal meat protein, is unlikely to pose an increased plant pest risk relative to non-engineered soybeans. Therefore, it is not subject to the APHIS regulation that governs the movement of organisms modified or produced through genetic engineering (as described in 7 CFR part 340).

"Moolec embraced Nasdaq’s slogan ‘Rewrite Tomorrow’ and took it literally! We achieved an unprecedented milestone in biotechnology with the first-ever USDA-APHIS approval of this kind," stated Gastón Paladini, Moolec Science’s CEO & Co-Founder. "We are unlocking the power of plants by leveraging science to overcome climate change and global food security concerns. I am very proud of the Moolec team, creating value for shareholders and the planet at the same time."

This milestone reinforces Moolec’s B2B go-to-market strategy for Piggy Sooy™ product, an innovative, functional, and nutritious ingredient. By adding a well-known animal meat protein (porcine myoglobin) to the standard soybean proteins, the company expects to provide food manufacturers with a unique ingredient that will have a positive carbon and water footprint.

Martin Salinas, Chief of Technology & Co-Founder at Moolec, enthusiastically announced: "We believe this milestone sets the stage for a revolution in the food-industrial biotech landscape, paving the way for expedited adoption of Molecular Farming technology by other industry players. Also, this compelling advancement signifies a stride in enhancing our operational efficiency, transforming our methods of raw material sourcing, and optimizing our downstream crushing and processing operations."

In June 2023, the company announced that Piggy Sooy™ seeds had achieved high levels of expression of pork protein (up to 26.6% of the total soluble protein) and had patented their technology. The company clarifies that Piggy Sooy™ development is set to keep moving forward completing the necessary consultation with the United States Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"). Moolec declares to be engaged in the consultation process with the FDA, representing the next pivotal regulatory milestone preceding the commercial availability of Piggy Sooy™ ingredient.

About Moolec Science SA

Moolec is a science-based ingredient company leader in the use of Molecular Farming technology for food and dietary supplementation markets. The Company’s mission is to create unique food ingredients by engineering plants with animal protein genes. Its purpose is to redefine the way the world produces animal proteins, for good and for all. Moolec’s technological approach aims to have the cost structure of plant-based solutions with the nutrition and functionality of animal-based ones. Moolec’s technology has been under development for more than a decade and is known for pioneering the production of a bovine protein in a crop for the food industry. The Company’s product portfolio and pipeline leverages the agronomic efficiency of broadly used target crops, like soybean, pea, and safflower to produce oils and proteins. Moolec also has an industrial and commercial R&D capability to complement the company’s Molecular Farming technology. Moolec secures a growing international patent portfolio (25+, both granted and pending) for its Molecular Farming technology. The Company is run by a diverse team of Ph.Ds and Food Insiders, and operates in the United States, Europe, and South America. For more information, visit moolecscience.com and ir.moolecscience.com.

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[1] In the first paragraph of the USDA-APHIS online response letter, please note that the term "gene editing" should be understood as "genetic engineering" due to an unintentional error that may be addressed in the coming days.

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Giambattista Valli ทำให้บาร์เซโลน่าตื่นตาตื่นใจใน Bridal Night

บาร์เซโลนา สเปน, April 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — แฟชั่นโชว์สุดพิเศษของ Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week ดึงดูดแขกกว่า 450 คนเมื่อคืนนี้ ซึ่งเพลิดเพลินกับการแสดงที่ไม่เหมือนใครในอาคารเก่าแก่ของ Llotja de Mar ไมซอนของ Giambattista Valli เฉลิมฉลองให้กับการเปิดตัวคอลเลกชันเจ้าสาวบนรันเวย์ใน Bridal Night ซึ่งเป็นงานกาลาตอนเย็นของงานที่ Fira de Barcelona จัดขึ้นโดยได้รับการสนับสนุนจากกระทรวงธุรกิจและแรงงานแห่งแคว้นคาตาลัน

ในการแสดงสุดพิเศษ ผลงานสร้างสรรค์ 30 ชิ้นของ Giambattista Valli เปล่งประกายด้วยแสงในตัวมันเอง นี่คือจุดสุดยอดของภาพเงา ซึ่งแสดงถึงนิทรรศการที่ครอบคลุมเกี่ยวกับแนวคิดชุดเจ้าสาวร่วมสมัยของ Mr. Valli โดยเชิญชวนให้ผู้ชมร่วมเป็นสักขีพยานในการแสดงวิสัยทัศน์ของเขา ซึ่งตีความเป็นงานนำเสนอที่รวบรวมแก่นแท้ของความเป็นปัจเจกบุคคล การแบ่งปันความฝัน การเฉลิมฉลอง และความรัก

แฟชั่นโชว์ประกอบด้วยชุดสิบชุดจาก “คอลเลกชันความรัก” ครั้งที่สามภาพเงาสิบแบบอันเป็นเอกลักษณ์จาก “คอลเลกชันความรัก” ครั้งแรกและครั้งที่สอง และผลงานการสร้างสรรค์ฮิวเต คูทัวร์ สิบชิ้น ซึ่งสร้างแรงบันดาลใจในความยิ่งใหญ่และความชำนาญของแอเทอเลียร์ โดยโดดเด่นกว่าพิธีแต่งงานแบบคลาสสิก และมุ่งเน้นไปที่ความสำคัญของอารมณ์ความรู้สึกของ “ช่วงเวลา” และความสุขของการเฉลิมฉลอง เมื่อผสมผสานกับความงดงามและความเป็นเลิศของไมซอน ชุดของ Valli โดดเด่นด้วยแนวคิดร่วมสมัย ไม่ว่าจะผ่านเส้นสายที่สะอาดตา ปริมาณที่ไม่อาจลืมเลือน หรือรายละเอียดที่ไม่คาดคิด ซึ่งได้รับแรงบันดาลใจจากบุคลิกของกลุ่มใหม่ในจินตนาการ นั่นคือเพื่อนของ Mr. Valli การผสมผสานระหว่างความคลาสสิกและความทันสมัยดึงดูดใจเจ้าสาวทั่วโลกที่กำลังมองหาชุดแต่งงานที่มีเอกลักษณ์เฉพาะตัว ในสไตล์ Valli ล้วนๆ และเชื่อมโยงกับเรื่องราวส่วนตัวของพวกเธอเอง

นักออกแบบชื่อดังรู้สึกยินดีเป็นอย่างยิ่งหลังจบการแสดง และกล่าวว่า “ฉันเลือกบาร์เซโลนาและ Bridal Fashion Week สำหรับการเปิดตัวคอลเลกชันความรัก 3 ของฉัน เพราะเป็นงานที่ดึงดูดผู้ชมที่หลากหลาย ทั้งผู้ชื่นชอบแฟชั่น นักออกแบบ ผู้ซื้อ และสื่อจากทั่วทุกมุมโลก และทำให้ฉันมองเห็นทั่วโลกและมีโอกาสประสบความสำเร็จสูงสุด” เขากล่าวเสริมว่า “นอกจากนี้ บรรยากาศโรแมนติกและความเป็นสากลของบาร์เซโลนายังเข้ากันได้อย่างลงตัวกับธีมคอลเลกชันของฉัน ซึ่งเฉลิมฉลองความรักและความโรแมนติก

งาน Barcelona Bridal Night มีผู้ชมที่หรูหราและอยู่แถวหน้า รวมถึงสาวไอที นางแบบ และไอคอนแฟชั่นระดับนานาชาติ Olivia Palermo, นางแบบและเคาน์เตส Lara Cosima Henckel von Donnersmarck, สไตลิสต์และดีไซเนอร์ Pelayo Diaz, นักแสดงหญิง Hiba Abouk, นักแสดงหญิงและนางแบบ Blanca Romero, นางแบบ Marco Llorente และพิธีกรรายการทีวีและนักแสดง Marta Torné รวมถึงบุคคลอื่น ๆ มากมาย

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MALAYSIAN ADVENTURER EXPLORES VENEZUELA, PLANTS TREES AND FORGES UNFORGETTABLE FRIENDSHIPS


KUALA LUMPUR, Katiravan Subarayan, a retired Malaysian, adds Venezuela to his list of countries visited, marking his 41st destination in a remarkable global motorcycle journey promoting environmental awareness and national pride.

Travelling on his BMW R 1200cc GSA motorcycle, affectionately named ‘Parameswara’, Katiravan shares his experiences and encounters in the Latin American nation with Bernama.

While Venezuela is often associated with poverty, gang-related violence and drug cartels, Katiravan, 63, found warmth and friendship in the South American nation.

He was pleasantly surprised by the welcoming attitude of Venezuelan immigration officers at the Colombia-Venezuela border, which expedited his entry process.

As he journeyed 240 km further into northwestern Venezuela, reaching Maracaibo, Katiravan was struck by the city’s stunning high-rise buildings and vibrant landscapes, pulsating with life and colour.

However, finding fuel became a challenge in Maracaibo. Despite numerous gas stations, scarcit
y led locals to sell gasoline in bottles along roadsides.

This fuel shortage, paradoxically, resulted in fewer vehicles on the roads, making Katiravan’s ride safer and reminiscent of a leisurely Sunday cruise.

Navigating the economic crisis made worse by the international economic sanctions led by the United States, Katiravan encountered restrictions in withdrawing money from the automated teller machines (ATM), limiting his withdrawals to VES 800 (RM 106) at a time due to stringent cash withdrawal limits.

During his stay in Maracaibo, Katiravan was graciously hosted by Yoratzy Reverol, a practising lawyer and motorcycle enthusiast he had befriended in Colombia.

Yoratzy, a proud owner of four superbikes, is a member and one of the leaders of the biker group ‘Diamante Rojo MG’, with her friend and housemate, Sol, who rides a Kawasaki 650cc.

The group warmly welcomed Katiravan by arranging a surprise belated birthday celebration for him along with two other members, as his birthday falls on April 15.

Touc
hed by their kindness, Katiravan expressed his gratitude, emphasising his astonishment at being remembered and celebrated so far from home.

Eager to learn about his journey, many members of ‘Diamante Rojo MG’ engaged with Katiravan, some having read about his adventures in a Spanish news article.

Reflecting on the unexpected turn his life had taken, Katiravan recalled celebrating his previous birthday with a friend in Melbourne, Australia. Little did he imagine that this year, he’d find himself celebrating on the opposite side of the globe.

The highlight of his Venezuelan stay came on Thursday night when Yoratzy orchestrated a grand biker gathering in his honour.

Welcomed by over 120 riders, Katiravan was met with applause and admiration, an experience he described as unforgettable.

Amidst exchanging biker stickers and capturing memorable moments with newfound friends, Katiravan delivered a speech, sharing snippets of his journey.

He concluded by expressing his profound gratitude for the warmth and hosp
itality he received, deeming it a beautiful chapter in his extraordinary adventure.

Continuing his commitment to environmental stewardship, Katiravan visited Maracaibo’s Botanical Garden (JBM) on the morning of April 20.

Joined by fellow bikers and the Chairman of JBM, they planted a tree, marking the 67th tree planted during his global journey to raise environmental awareness.

Katiravan expressed his deep gratitude and affection for his hosts, sharing that he found it difficult to part ways with Yoratzy and her family in Maracaibo.

Over six days, they provided him with accommodation and hospitality without any charge, leaving an indelible mark on his heart.

As he bid farewell to Maracaibo, Katiravan set his sights on Cabimas, located approximately 51km away.

His route led him to the shores of ‘Lago De Maracaibo’, one of the largest lakes in South America.

Crossing the impressive ‘General Rafael Urdaneta’ bridge, spanning nearly 9km, Katiravan continued his journey, eager to explore new horizons while
cherishing the memories and friendships forged in Venezuela.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

PENANG JPN TARGETS ALL SCHOOLS TO BE EQUIPPED WITH ‘SMART BOARD’ BY YEAR-END


GEORGE TOWN, The Penang State Education Department (JPN) aims to have all 396 schools throughout the state equipped with at least one smart board by the end of this year.

State Education directot, Abdul Said Hussain said currently almost half of the primary and secondary schools in the state are still not equipped with such facilities.

“Based on the data we collected two months ago, there are 189 schools that do not have smart boards and most of them are in the Southwest District. In fact, approximately 83 schools that not only do not have smart boards as well as smart TVs (smart televisions) or any interactive teaching and learning (PDP) devices.

“Thus, our target is to equip all schools with at least one smart board by the end of this year, with the help of all members of parliament, state assemblymen and non-governmental organisations (NGOs),” he told Bernama.

He said this when met at the Aidilfitri celebration at Sekolah Kebangsaan Pendidikan Khas (SKPK) in Jalan Hutton, here today, which was also a
ttended by Deputy Minister of Finance and Tanjong Member of Parliament Lim Hui Ying. — MORE

Abdul Said, hopes the vision can be realised in line with the digital education agenda emphasised by the MADANI Government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the Digital Education Policy (DPD) launched by Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek in November last year.

This is because, he does not want any students or schools to be left behind or denied the right to learn while most other schools, especially in urban areas, are already at the forefront of learning using digital learning methods.

“All citizens have the right to get a fair education. That is why in this regard we really hope for the cooperation of MPs and assemblymen to help the JPN take care of the area by ensuring that every school in their area is equipped with smart boards.

“We have also informed the state government of our wishes and the response received was very good,” he said.

Meanwhile, Lim, in her speech, supported JPN’s wishes an
d expressed her commitment to ensure that all six schools in the Tanjong parliamentary constituency, including the District Education Office (PPD), will be supplied with smart boards by June.

At the same event, Lim also presented the Tanjong Member of Parliament’s contribution amounting to RM41,600 to Jalan Hutton SKPK to maintain and upgrade the facilities of the school..

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

28,808 RKAT HOUSING UNITS NATIONWIDE MAINTAINED THIS YEAR – MOHAMED KHALED


KUALA KUBU BAHARU, A total of 28,808 units of Armed Forces Family Housing (RKAT) were repaired and maintained through the RM400 million allocated by the government this year.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the number involved 48 Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) camps nationwide.

‘This year, all the occupied housing units nationwide will be repaired, so that they (personnel) will no longer be worried (when on duty) about such as a leaky roof, that they will have to pay the expenses.

‘Now the government is taking over and making sure it (the problem) doesn’t happen, and we can improve the comfort of personnel,’ he said, at a press conference after visiting the RKAT housing in Taman Seruling here, today.

Mohamed Khaled said that he continues to monitor the maintenance and repair process of RKAT housing units by visiting all ATM camps nationwide, to ensure that the maintenance and repair work is carried out as planned.

‘I want to see that the planning (repair and maintenance) is implemen
ted and to get information on the duration of the work (maintenance) being carried out.

‘This shows that the government is committed to the welfare of military personnel because we appreciate the sacrifices and contributions of those who are looking after the security and sovereignty of the country,” he said.

Earlier, Mohamed Khaled viewed the environment of the government’s residential buildings for ATM personnel on duty at Erskine Camp, here.

He said that maintenance work would be carried out for a total of 245 housing units of RKAT in Taman Seruling, with an allocation of RM596,283.

In the Budget 2024, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced RM400 million to maintain and repair all RKAT housing units.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency