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.
Hampton Creek Foods San Francisco, CA
Hampton Creek is a food company that focuses on finding new ways of utilizing plants to replace eggs in a variety of different products. Their aim is to make the egg obsolete, replacing it with a plant-based formula that is cheaper, cholesterol-free and more humane. Hampton Creek's first product is a mayonnaise called Just Mayo. Validated originally by certain regional Whole Foods locations, Just Mayo is now in 120 stores and will be available nationally by year’s end.