The founder and chief executive of Sunfed Meats aims to disrupt the meat industry – not the environment and has since attracted a global team of UK – US and NZ investors raising $1.5 million.
As the receipent of the winning pitch Lee will attend a five day all-expenses-paid-for trip to Tel Aviv where she will join local Israeli entrepreneurs to participate in lectures and workshops.
‘I am honoured and excited to have this opportunity to be in the heart of innovation that is Tel Aviv’ Lee said.
‘It will be incredible to be immersed in that creative melting pot and experience the energy and passion of other entrepreneurs as well as connect with world-leading investors. This event will certainly help accelerate Sunfed’s growth’.
Sunfed Meats creates meat-free protein options from plants rather than animals.
Using clean technology and proprietary IP, the start up takes protein from plants to make a chunk of meaty protein which tastes – cooks and feels like meat but is healthier alternative and better for the environment.
The first product Sunfed Meats will release is a meat-free chicken replacement made from peas.
(ed:..as a vegan for about 17 yrs i welcome this news with cries of joy..
..i have long realised the world will not go vegan – without their ‘meat’..
..and this is the best news suffering-animals/the planet have had in a long time..
..i wish sunfed meats all the best and will cheer on their successes/innovations..)
At this newly opened vegan butcher shop in Minneapolis, you can find barbecue ribs – pastrami and numerous cheeses that taste like the real deal – as brother and sister Aubry and Kale Walch aim to repurpose the word butcher.
In a newly opened butcher shop in north-east Minneapolis customers can find hand-cut salami – Sriracha-flavored bratwursts – meatballs and nearly any other cut of meat that comes to mind.
The only catch?
Nothing in the store is made from an animal product.
Everything at the Herbivorous Butcher is 100% vegan.
Two years ago after learning about the environmental impact of eating meat from books and documentaries such as Forks Over Knives and Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, brother-sister duo Kale and Aubry Walch started making vegan meats and cheeses themselves.
The Walches soon took their products on the road – selling them at farmers’ markets and breweries across the midwest – before returning to Minneapolis and opening the Herbivorous Butcher on 23 January.
More than 5,000 patrons visited the shop on its opening weekend.