Plant-Based Startup Impossible Burger Opens Huge New Facility To Increase Production

The company wants to make plant-based food more accessible
The burger has a lower carbon footprint than beef (Photo: Impossible Foods)

Plant-based food tech startup Impossible Foods has opened a new factory - in order to upscale production and supply hundreds of restaurants across the States.

According to an Impossible Foods source, the East Oakland-based facility will be able to pump out a staggering 1 million pounds of its plant-based 'meat per month, enough to enough to serve about 1 million of its quarter-pound Impossible Burgers a week.

The company, which is famous for its 'bleeding' burger made from plants, is also reportedly working on a range of other meat and dairy alternatives.

The burger is available in restaurants across the US

'Urgent'

Impossible Foods CEO and Founder Patrick O. Brown said the new plant is part of a plan to make plant-based meat alternatives more accessible.

He said: "Our mission to transform the global food system is urgent, and the opportunity is huge - so we are embarking on one of the most ambitious scale-ups of any startup in the food industry.

"Our goal is to make delicious, sustainable, nutritious, and affordable meat for everyone, as soon as possible."

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