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.