Bill Gates invests $ 75 million in the development of cultured meat for burgers

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    • the investment fund of The co-founder of Microsoft has invested $ 75 million in Impossible Foods, a company that makes meat of vegetable origin.
    • Impossible Foods created hamburger using plant matter such as soy or potato and combining it with leghemoglobina, a substance that is distilled from soy.

    A burger without meat

    it Is one of the projects more on the rise and pointers, in addition to a great hope for the improvement of the environment and the reduction of the consumption of meat of animal origin. The company Impossible Foods has years of developing a type of false flesh for burgers.

    His creations (that already may be consumed in 43 restaurants in USA) just receive an important support for the co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates has invested $ 75 million in the company, a figure that increases up to 250 million with contributions from other great fortunes.

    Impossible Foods created cultured meat using plant matter as soy or potato and combining it with leghemoglobina, a substance that is distilled from soy and that gives to the flesh the metallic taste of animal muscle, in addition to enable it to “blood” when you bite, imitating the meat undercooked.

    The company built a new factory recently, which will allow you to, along with the new investments, increase your production in 250 times and reach, according to forecasts, more than 1,000 restaurants throughout the united States. Meanwhile, in their laboratories to continue their research to improve its flagship product: the hamburger.

    The company, which has carried out collaborations with several restaurants with Michelin star, emphasizes its role in the environmental, because according to exposed livestock, 30% of the land area is already intended to enable the exploitation of livestock.

    “Because of that we use 0% beef, our burger uses just a tiny fraction of the natural resources of the Earth. In comparison with the cows, the burger impossible to use 95% less land, 74% less water and create a 87% less emissions of greenhouse gases. And is 100% free of hormones, antibiotics and artificial ingredients”, highlight on its website.

    The creators of this type of meat, and are not the only ones investigating (Beyond Meat sold in supermarkets), created and sold in this way, has many suitors, and already in 2015 the giant Google tried to buy Impossible Foods for more than $ 200 million, although it is not finally produced the sale.

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    Bill Gates invests $ 75 million in the development of cultured meat for burgers
    Source: www.20minutos.es  
    August 3, 2017

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