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A New Breed of Plant-Based Protein Aims to Compete on Meat-Centric Menus

A New Breed of Plant-Based Protein Aims to Compete on Meat-Centric Menus

The Beyond Burger debuted in restaurants and stores across Hong Kong in April 2017. It’s a plant-based burger made of peas for protein, beetroot for a beefy red color, and coconut oil and potato starch. According to its makers, the ingredients together create a juiciness and chew like animal meat. The burger has gained significant […]

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    A New Breed of Plant-Based Protein Aims to Compete on Meat-Centric Menus

    A New Breed of Plant-Based Protein Aims to Compete on Meat-Centric Menus

    The Beyond Burger debuted in restaurants and stores across Hong Kong in April 2017. It’s a plant-based burger made of peas for protein, beetroot for a beefy red color, and coconut oil and potato starch. According to its makers, the ingredients together create a juiciness and chew like animal meat. The burger has gained significant […]

    Tyson Foods Invests in ‘Clean Meat’

    Tyson Foods Invests in ‘Clean Meat’

    One of the largest meat companies in the U.S. is ramping up its investment in lab-grown animal protein in response to growing demand for meat worldwide. Tyson Foods, which supplies about one in five pounds of chicken, beef and pork produced in the U.S., announced Monday that their venture capital arm had purchased a minority […]

    The Future of Food: 8 Business Leaders Investing to End Slaughterhouses

    The Future of Food: 8 Business Leaders Investing to End Slaughterhouses

    From Silicon Valley tech moguls to business executives and entrepreneurs, these people know that the future of food means not slaughtering animals. 1. Bill Gates JStone / Shutterstock The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist known for fighting world hunger has made major investments in both plant-based and clean meat companies, such as Beyond Meat and Memphis […]

    Beyond Meat Rolls Out Vegan Sausages

    Beyond Meat Rolls Out Vegan Sausages

    Ethan Brown—the founder and CEO of vegan company Beyond Meat—has big dreams for his products, and they appear to be coming true in rapid succession. His first goal was to have his revolutionary vegan Beyond Burger available in stores’ refrigerated meat sections (in order to appeal to meat-eaters, too). The first Whole Foods to carry […]

    Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Plant-Based Food Company

    Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Plant-Based Food Company

    Animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector, but eating a burger doesn’t have to come with a side of guilt. Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in Beyond Meat, the makers of the world’s first vegan burger that’s famously known to look, smell and even taste a […]