Meatless Burgers Look to Sizzle on Your July 4th Cookout

On this July 4th, where’s the beef? Not here. Companies developing beef alternatives are having great success with consumers and investors. Beyond Meat priced its initial public offering at $25 a share on May 1 and is now hovering at $150. Impossible Burger is a private company and is everywhere: fine dining establishments, casual restaurants, […]

Don’t Bug Out—the Market for Edible Insects Is Jumping

Alternative “meats” and proteins have been all the rage for the last while. What’s jumping in line to be the next big protein thing? A report released earlier this week says crickets and other insects are going to have their moment. By 2030, the global industry for edible insects, sold whole or in a smoothie-ready […]

Beyond Meat’s Next Product Will Be ‘Ground Beef’

Beyond Meat is moving beyond burgers and sausages. The company has announced it will introduce a new ground beef substitute, called “Beyond Beef” next Monday, June 24. The plant-based product will reportedly marbleize and tenderize just like the traditional kind. It will be carried in major grocery chains including Wegman’s, Whole Foods and select Kroger […]

‘Purely a Valuation Call’: Why J.P. Morgan Just Downgraded Beyond Meat

Underwriter J.P. Morgan’s new downgrade of Beyond Meat may be hard for giddy investors to swallow. After taking the alternative meat company public, J.P. Morgan downgraded the stock to “overweight” from a “neutral” rating early on Tuesday, setting its target price at $121 per share. The plant-based meat company’s stock is “beyond our price target,” […]

Impossible Foods Dishes Up Its First Meatless Sausage Atop Little Caesars’ Pizza

For the first time since Impossible Foods introduced its game-changing meatless burger in 2016, the plant-based food purveyor is launching a new product: The Impossible Sausage. The vegan, halal, and kosher-friendly sausage is making its exclusive debut today as a topping on Little Caesars’ $12 Impossible Supreme Pizza, alongside mushrooms, green peppers, and caramelized onions. […]

In Silicon Valley, It (Still) Ain’t Easy Being Green

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Tuesday’s New York Times featured a dire assessment of Silicon Valley’s reluctance to fund startups fighting climate change. The report lauds the efforts of investors like Nest co-founder Matt […]

Data Sheet—In Silicon Valley, It (Still) Ain’t Easy Being Green

Tuesday’s New York Times featured a dire assessment of Silicon Valley’s reluctance to fund startups fighting climate change. The report lauds the efforts of investors like Nest co-founder Matt Rogers, who has socked millions into ventures seeking to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere–even as it laments the dearth of Valley high-rollers willing to do […]

Beyond Meat Inc. May Have Just Had the Best IPO Debut of 2019

Beyond Meat Inc. piled on the beef-substitute market value as it headed for what could be the year’s best debut for a U.S. initial public offering. The maker of vegan beef and sausage substitutes soared, rising as much as 192 percent from its IPO price of $25 share. The shares opened at $46 and were […]