Beyond Meat El Segundo, CA
As the world's population surges, meat production is expected to double by 2050--a problem given that meat production is responsible for an alarming amount of greenhouse gases. Beyond Meat's solution: fake meat good enough to tempt committed carnivores. The company aligns soy and pea proteins so they mimic meaty texture without antibiotics, hormones, or trans fats. Its "chicken" strips and taco "beef" crumble hit the market in a big way last year, arriving on shelves at Whole Foods and groceries nationwide. Beyond Meat are improving human health, positively impacting climate change, conserving natural resources and respecting animal welfare.