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The duo won a $1.18 million prize for their plastics-to-protein project Humanity has a plastic problem, but who said the problem couldn't also be tasty? Scientists are trying to come up with creative solutions to address the ever-growing issue every day, with some even converting plastic bottles into vanillin using bacteria. Most recently, two scientists have echoed this sentiment and won the $1.18 million (1 million euro) 2021 Future Insight Prize in the process by creating a food 'generator' concept that turns plastics into protein. The names behind the project, which was initially funded by a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) cooperative agreement...

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