Topic: Protein

Ethan Brown: The future of protein

July 16, 2016 | Written by
Category: Food-Tech, News, Nutrition, Protein

Imagine using plants to make “meat”. One California-based company is doing just that.

Ethan Brown is the founder and CEO of Beyond Meat. It produces a 100% plant-based protein with the taste and texture of chicken and beef. Brown believes replicating animal meats with plants offers consumers a sustainable protein option while helping to address one of the most important environmental issues facing society today. read full article

Ripple is a Silicon Valley-based startup making milk from peas

May 25, 2016 | Written by
Category: Food-Tech, News, Protein

The Bay Area fosters a culture of forward thinkers and new ways to solve problems in our world, including in our food systemRipple Foods is one such startup in Silicon Valley hoping to disrupt the dairy industry with pea protein.

The company joins a growing list of game-changing food startups that have launched out of the lab and into the consumer market in just the last few years. Memphis Meats uses animal cells to make lab-grown beef, Impossible Foodsmakes a plant-based burger and Clara Foods uses yeast to produce egg whites without the chicken. read full article

This Pea-Based Milk Is Healthier Than Almond Milk, And Actually Tastes Almost Like Milk

April 18, 2016 | Written by
Category: Brands, News, Protein

After building Method, the sustainable soap brand, into a $100 million-plus business, cofounder Adam Lowry probably could have retired. Instead, he tackled a new problem: the unsustainability of milk.

Dairy has a massive carbon footprint, and a single gallon of milk takes 1,000 gallons of water to produce. Plant-based alternatives, from almond milk to coconut milk, are gaining in popularity, but they have issues of their own. So his new company Ripple is using another unusual ingredient—peas—instead. read full article