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Plant-based meat sector grows stronger


A leading plant-based meat producer has opened a groundbreaking new facility to service the American market. Impossible Foods, backed by investors including Bill Gates, has already begun production at the 68,000-square-foot plant in Oakland, California.

The facility can produce one million pounds of Impossible Burger – the company’ flagship product – every month. It is made from plant-based ingredients, crucially soy leghemoglobin, which contains heme – a molecule found in all animals and plants. Impossible Foods, one of the growing number of pioneers producing meat and fish from plants and stem cells, developed a method to produce it at scale without the need for animals.

“Our mission to transform the global food system is urgent, and the opportunity is huge — so we are embarking on one of the most ambitious scale-ups of any startup in the food industry. Our goal is to make delicious, sustainable, nutritious and affordable meat for everyone, as soon as possible,” said Impossible Foods CEO and Founder Patrick Brown.
The Impossible Burger can be made with 75% less water and it creates 87% fewer greenhouse gases than traditional meat-based burgers.
And it is winning the taste test with some household names.

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