Bill Gates Gets Behind Faux Chicken and Imitation Meats


In a post for Mashable, Bill Gates reminds us that the global population will likely reach 9 billion by 2050, and we’ll have to find a way to double our meat production. Gates, who has been spending time with his pal, Modernist Cuisine author and former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold, says the food industry is ripe for innovation. He praises alternative protein sources such as the imitation chicken from Beyond Meat, saying he “honestly couldn’t tell it from real chicken.”

Gates lists a few other processed foods of the future including low-cholesterol egg alternatives, non-dairy cheeses, and other products which sound like industrial protein vehicles, because that’s exactly what they’d be. [Mashable]