Beyond Meat

The future of protein

Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Why

 

A better way to feed the planet. Beyond Meat creates mass-market solutions that perfectly replace animal protein with plant protein. The company is dedicated to improving human health, positively impacting climate change, conserving natural resources and respecting animal welfare. The Beyond Meat team desires to make the world a better place, one delicious meal at a time.


Profile

 

Beyond Meat wants all of the good and none of the bad: Eat delicious meat without all the problems that go along with it. Replacing animal protein with meat made from plants will do wonders for human health, the environment, conservation and animals. Reduce meat consumption and tell the world! Even if you’re already eating less meat, you can help to spread the word and make a real difference. Together we can build a world that has no downsides and a delicious upside.


Impact

 

  • Improve human health
  • Positively impact climate change
  • Address global resource constraints
  • Improve animal welfare

UN Sustainable Development Goals

This company fulfills the following UN SDGs:

Green Common

Make change happen!

Headquarters: Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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Why

 

Green Common is a global change maker for sustainable common good revolutionizing the food mindset in Hong Kong and all over the planet making it a norm to eat food that is good for you, others and the planet.


Profile

 

Green Common is a one stop dining and shopping experience with convenient locations offering consumers an array affordable tasty options, the newest plant-based trends and healthy nutritional foods. With 7 store locations and a recently launched pop-up in the Hong Kong Airport, Green Common is promoting mindful eating as well as mindful living. They work and partner with the leading brands of the world like Beyond and Just to bring the most innovative and sustainable options to their restaurants and stores. They regularly hold events and culinary classes raising awareness and educating communities with knowledge and products to make a positive impact with solutions, one meal at a time. They are tackling the sustainability crisis, China’s food insecurity, public health crisis and animal welfare all while empowering over 3 million people partake in their Green Monday global plant-based movement.


Impact

 

  • Offers consumers new meat replacements and plant-based alternatives
  • Educates communities and corporations on the health benefits and positive
    impacts of plant-based eating
  • Inspires the world to join the revolutionary plant-based movement
  • Supports and promotes mission aligned brands
  • Decreases animal cruelty due to reduce overall meat consumption

UN Sustainable Development Goals

This company fulfills the following UN SDGs:

No Evil Foods

Protein for all. In plants we trust!

Headquarters: Asheville, NC, USA

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Why

 

Produced in small batches, packed with protein, GMO and soy free goodness made from beans, wheat berries and yeast. Amazing flavors and bangin’ texture No Evil Foods uses simple ingredients to boost nutrient density. True Plant Meat!


Profile

 

No Evil Foods is giving life to a powerful mission: to use food as a force for good. In 2014 Sadrah Schadel & Mike Woliansky joined forces to create their contribution to the food revolution; Plant Meat which is made from 100% plant-protein and has the same taste and texture of meat itself. Their line of irresistible options include a variety of Plant Meats such as ‘No Chicken’, ‘Italian Sausage’, ‘Chorizo’, ‘Pulled Pork BBQ’ and ‘Holiday Centerpiece’. Their beliefs in the ancient proverb “Do No Evil” is what drives them. From where they source their ingredients to their award winning sustainable packaging, No Evil Foods is focused on putting more good out into the world.


Impact

 

  • Saving millions of animals
  • Reducing the global impacts of factory farming
  • Offering a soy-free meat alternative for consumers with soy allergies
  • Replacing meat-protein with healthier options of plant-protein
  • Eco-Friendly packaging reduces environmental impact

UN Sustainable Development Goals

This company fulfills the following UN SDGs:

Alpha Foods

Good, clean, sustainable food

Headquarters: Glendale/CA, USA

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Why

 

Good food, made better. The people behind Alpha foods combine satisfying and healthy food with environmental sensitivity. All foods are free of GMOs, cholesterol, and animal products while delivering protein-packed, sustainable goodness to you.


IProfile

 

Alpha Foods produces delicious and nutritious meat alternatives that will bring us closer to a plant-based future. Their ever-expanding product line of plant-based options is changing the way the world thinks about food. With over 35 years of know-how in handcrafted food, Alpha Foods understands food trends, as well as customer needs. More than ever, customers seek meatless alternatives to their favorite meals, and the Alpha Foods product line makes it possible. From tempting burgers to breakfast burritos to their famed Alpha Dogs, Alpha Foods is a leader in the plant-based protein market.


Impact

 

  • Giving meat connoisseurs a protein-rich, tasty, and healthy alternative
  • Lowering global meat consumption
  • Enticing people with a familiar smell to consume plants
  • Motivating people to taste plant-based foods with a familiar look and feel
  • Providing an easy and convenient alternative to animal-based foods

UN Sustainable Development Goals

This company fulfills the following UN SDGs:

Clara Foods

Functionality unlocked

Headquarters: San Francisco/CA, USA

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Why

 

Clara Foods is working to disrupt food technology by creating the world’s first animal-free egg white, taking chicken out of the equation. This “eggless” egg-white uses fewer land and water resources, while matching the taste, nutritional value, and unique culinary properties of hen-borne egg whites. It works in even the most delicate desserts such as angel food cakes, meringues, and macarons.


Profile

 

A new generation of entrepreneurs, activists and scientists have recognized that the decades-old factory farm model cannot sustain the dietary needs of the people on our planet, and that technology may hold a solution. Therefore Clara Foods is developing a new ingredient line, Clara Whites, to replace egg whites in more applications than any other egg white substitute. They use a proprietary protein functionality matrix to deliver improved volume, foaming, texture, and tensile strength.


Imapact

 

  • Increased performance: Fluffier meringues and lighter cakes
  • Free of salmonella and pathogens
  • Saving water and land in the process
  • Egg-white replacer for everyone

UN Sustainable Development Goals

This company fulfills the following UN SDGs:

JUST

It starts with the tools

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Why

 

Transform food into data. It’s not just a limitation of tools, it’s a mindset. The world does not believe it’s possible to have healthier, sustainable food that is also affordable and delicious. JUST is on a mission to prove that this is possible by using disruptive state-of-the-art food technologies.


Profile

 

300,000+ species of plants all around the world have never been explored for how they can make our cookies or pasta or ice cream or butter or scrambled eggs better. So JUST literally started to explore them by hand. The team wanted to find plants that, because of their nutrition, low-impact cultivation and potential to make delicious food, will help achieve JUST’s mission. The company’s debut product was mayo, made with Canadian yellow split peas. As a result, JUST became known as a mayo company. Today, Just’s products can be found in every Whole Foods and almost every Walmart across the country, at Texas A&M football games and library cafes at Yale, in Mexico City grocery aisles, and coffee bars on the busiest street in Hong Kong. And JUST is open to the idea of enabling other companies to use their platform, too.


Impact

 

  • Breaking the boundaries of the current food system
  • Producing healthy, sustainable food that is also affordable and delicious
  • Finding plants with sustainable cultivation and potential to make delicious food
  • Building an automated discovery platform to explore these plants more efficiently and to look even more closely

UN Sustainable Development Goals

This company fulfills the following UN SDGs:

New Wave Foods

Disrupt seafood, not oceans

Headquarters: San Francisco, USA

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Why

 

Shrimp everybody can love. New Wave Foods is developing and perfecting the world’s only algae- and plant-based shrimp by using natural ingredients and cutting-edge science. The result: shrimp without slavery, bycatch, shellfish allergens, antibiotics, or ecosystem devastation.


Profile

 

New Wave Foods was founded to preserve and enrich seafood traditions while taking the problems of commercial fishing out of the equation. The two founders started by perfecting a plant- and algae-based shrimp because the crustacean is the most-consumed seafood on the planet and among the most damaging. But they won’t stop with shrimp – lobster, crab, and fish fillets (salmon, tuna, pollock and more) is on the way to your plate! Currently, the shrimp are available for food-service operators (colleges and universities, restaurants, resorts, food trucks, Kosher caterers, and more) and will be available in California and Nevada in early 2018 (later in 2018 in select markets nationwide and overseas).


Impact

 

  • Offering cruelty-free, plant-based shrimps and other fish alternatives
  • Stopping industrially harvested seafood which wreaks havoc on workers, our health, and our environment
  • Saving our seas from unsustainable over-fishing
  • Helping to mitigate climate change

UN Sustainable Development Goals

This company fulfills the following UN SDGs:

Finless Foods

Sustainable seafood

Headquarters: San Francisco, USA

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Why

 

Fishing is killing our planet. Our ocean ecosystems can’t take the strain of increased fish production, and fish consumption is in a steady rise. Using a combination of well-established and cutting-edge cell culture techniques, Finless Foods cultures a small sample of cells from a living marine animal and structures it in a brewery-like environment in the same shape as a fish fillet. This results – on a cellular level – in real fish meat.


Profile

 

Finless Foods is an early-stage biotechnology company whose mission is to develop and mass manufacture pioneering marine animal food products for human consumption. Our objective is to create seafood sustainably using scientific cellular agriculture technologies, which will provide a cost-effective, healthy and appetizing alternative to conventionally-caught and commercially-farmed seafood.


Impact

 

  • Producing fish food without harming animals or the ocean
  • Developing a structure that replicates the look and texture of real fish meat
  • Using state-of-the art technology to disrupt meat production
  • Building a platform for further development of new products

UN Sustainable Development Goals

This company fulfills the following UN SDGs:

Impossible Foods

For the love of meat

Headquarters: Redwood City, CA, USA

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Why

 

Impossible Foods is set out to do the impossible: develop and produce delicious meats that are good for people and the planet. After introducing the Impossible Burger, the Scientists are working hard to invent more ways to make the foods we love most – animal-free and therefore cruelty-free. Around 2013, Impossible started to research and identify what makes our food sizzle, smell as well as different bites.


Profile

 

Impossible Foods works to transform the global food system by inventing better ways of producing food. The team consists of scientists, engineers, chefs, farmers, foodies, and friends – a mix of people who wants to change the world. They investigate the molecular basis of food flavours and textures, and discover sustainable new ingredients from nature. With their fresh look at food, they make meat directly from plants.


Impact

 

  • Developing more healthy meat replacement
  • Offering a replacement for meat lovers
  • Producing at scale by using heme
  • Decreases animal cruelty due to reduce overall meat consumption

UN Sustainable Development Goals

This company fulfills the following UN SDGs:

Sunfed Meat

New generation of meat

Headquarters: Auckland, New Zealand, NZ

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Why

 

Sunfed produces meat based on pea protein that not only cooks, feels and tastes just like normal meat, but is also healthier for the consumer, the planet and free of animals. The first product of the company, the Chicken Free chicken, is based on only 7 ingredients. It is non-GMO as well as gluten, soy and preservative free. This means: Good, clean food with just a handful of all natural wholesome ingredients.


Profile

 

Sunfed is specialised in plant-based meat with high levels of protein, iron and zinc. This ends up in double the protein of a chicken and triple the iron of a beef. The Sunfed team is dedicated to develop the next generation of food without the animal, cholesterol and trans fat free, low carb, but high in phosphorus, potassium as well as a high source of fibre, magnesium and B Vitamins.


Impact

 

  • Produce food which improves human health
  • Decrease pollution by reducing need of livestock
  • Reduce cruelty to and death of  millions of chickens
  • Develop more new animal-free protein

UN Sustainable Development Goals

This company fulfills the following UN SDGs: