If food startups have their way, animals one day may no longer be in the equation for burgers, cheese and even eggs. Here are five of the most disruptive food startups and how they’re impacting the industry.
Reinventing Eggs: Clara Foods
Recently raising over $1.75M, Clara foods is trying to provide another take on the “which came first” question. You’ll no longer have to ponder if it was the chicken or an egg was because if they’re successful, chickens will be completely out of the question.
A New Kind of Meat: Beyond Meat
What if you could enjoy the savory flavors of a hot-off-the grill burger without the guilt? Whether you’re worried about animal cruelty or your health, Beyond Meat has created meal-like products (yes, they look and taste like real meat) out of 100% plant proteins. Seem to good to be true? This burger might convince you otherwise…
Just Natural: Hampton Creek
The creators of Just Mayo, Just Cookies and other Just Natural products, are making the social media rounds for their open letters being published in the New York Times. And for good reason. They’re encouraging food leaders, CEO’s, presidential candidates and even you to think about the state of the food industry and what steps we need to take as a community.
Plus, all of their food products are 100% vegan.
Future Food: Soylent
Love nutrition but don’t care for all the time, effort and expense of preparing food? Soylent is a futuristic product that offers all of your nutrition in a single glass of the beige mixture. If you enjoy eating, it may not be for you. But if you’re someone that only eats to nourish your body, well, this might be exactly what you’re looking for. As for the rest of us, pass the tacos.
Cheese without cheese: Miyoko’s Kitchen
Although they can’t legally label their products as “cheese” in some states, Miyoko’s Kitchen is reinventing the wheel. The cheese wheel that is.
Using nuts and a unique fermentation process, you might not even know you’re not even eating cheese.
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