Tag: investing in real food

6
Dec

Why I’m Investing in Real Foods Over “Fake Meat”

Bill Gates wants to take away your meat. In fact, he thinks there should be laws restricting the amount of meat you have access to. Self-serving? You bet.
See, Gates is a co-founder, along with Jeff Bezos and Google, in a private plant-based meat substitute producer called Impossible Foods. He’s also personally invested in, or invested in via Breakthrough Energy Ventures, other producers of fake meat. These companies include Beyond Meat (Nasdaq: BYND) and privately held Memphis Meat. In my mind, Memphis Meat is an especially hideous fake meat producer. I say that because it’s currently producing synthetic meat in a lab through mass culturing of animal stem cells. These cultures are often “brewed” in a solution containing bovine serum, hormones, growth factors and other food additives. Sounds yummy, right?