A woman cooks plant based bacon produced by Hooray Foods.
Meaty mushrooms, printed 'steaks' and NASA discoveries -- the latest array of meat alternatives has been showcased at the Good Food Conference in San Francisco.
At various stages of production, here are a few of the ideas gaining attention as producers and investors focus on the booming vegetarian sector.
The Ecovative company was founded in New York in 2007 to develop bio-degradable packaging made from mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms.
That project was to find alternatives to plastic packaging -- but the company then applied the same technique to make a leather substitute, and is now moving onto a meat alternative.
Italian technology entrepreneur Giuseppe Scionti was a university specialist in tissue engineering, who worked on creating human tissue using a three-dimensional printer.
He has applied his expertise to the food sector after founding the Spanish start-up Novameat that uses plant ingredients such as rice, pea protein and seaweed.
The printer uses the material to create alternative beef steaks and chicken breasts, with texture claimed to match real meat.
Sustainable Bioproducts, based in Chicago and led by Frenchman Thomas Jonas, is developing a new way to grow edible protein using NASA research.
The company's technology emerged out of studying organisms that survive extreme temperatures in Yellowstone National Park's volcanic springs.
Britain's Greggs launched a vegan version of its popular steak bake, aiming to capitalise on the success of the meatless sausage roll.
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Accompanied by a team of three Sherpas, the husband-and-wife adventurers achieved this remarkable milestone on a glorious on Sunday, as confirmed by Seven Summit Treks, the organisers of the expedition.
The results indicated a staggering 49 per cent high risk of developing depression in women who consumed nine or more portions of ultra-processed foods daily, compared to those who ingested fewer than four portions.
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