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posted by martyb on Thursday May 09 2019, @03:08PM   Printer-friendly
from the grilling-investment-decisions dept.

After exiting Beyond Meat, Tyson Foods will launch meatless products this summer

After exiting Beyond Meat, Tyson Foods said that it will roll out its own plant-based meat substitutes beginning this summer.

The Jimmy Dean owner sold its stake in Beyond before the company went public, citing its desire to produce vegetarian meat substitutes under its own umbrella of brands. CEO Noel White told analysts on the quarterly conference call Monday that the plant-based product will launch this summer on a limited basis, with a wider rollout in October and November.

[...] Beyond made the strongest market debut so far this year on Thursday, surging 163%. The stock has a market value of $3.97 billion, dwarfed by Tyson's own market value of $22.66 billion. Tyson shares gained more than 2% Monday.

Despite the difference in market value, Beyond and other makers of plant-based meat alternatives — such as Impossible Foods — pose a threat to Tyson. Beyond Meat's CEO, Ethan Brown, told CNBC that the company is trying to capture the meat industry's customers. Its gluten- and soy-free products are meant to more closely resemble and taste like meat than previous iterations of veggie burgers.

Also at CNN.

See also: Beyond Meat goes public with a bang: 5 things to know about the plant-based meat maker
Competitors Sink Their Teeth Into The Meatless-Meat Industry


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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by fyngyrz on Thursday May 09 2019, @03:50PM (10 children)

    by fyngyrz (6567) on Thursday May 09 2019, @03:50PM (#841370) Journal

    I'm interested to see the nutritional information on these things.

    Living where I do, basically in cattle-land, I have yet to run into a package of non-meat "meat", as it were. I'd sure like to.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 09 2019, @04:04PM (8 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 09 2019, @04:04PM (#841375)

    It might not be bad, but it is guaranteed to be inferior to lean, grass fed beef.
    GOOD meat is very healthy.

    • (Score: 2) by fyngyrz on Thursday May 09 2019, @04:59PM (5 children)

      by fyngyrz (6567) on Thursday May 09 2019, @04:59PM (#841405) Journal

      I recognize your assumption, but I don't see any data backing it up.

      Also, as much of this is off in the future and so there is no data for it, I don't see how your guarantee would be worth anything at all.

      But feel free to enlighten me.

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      • (Score: 2) by fyngyrz on Thursday May 09 2019, @05:04PM (4 children)

        by fyngyrz (6567) on Thursday May 09 2019, @05:04PM (#841412) Journal

        Also, I found this. [impossiblefoods.com]

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 09 2019, @05:10PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 09 2019, @05:10PM (#841418)

          Thanks for the link. That helps, although I would personally find it more enlightening if they had a side-by-side comparison between their product and real meat. Just an idea.

          • (Score: 2) by fyngyrz on Thursday May 09 2019, @05:16PM

            by fyngyrz (6567) on Thursday May 09 2019, @05:16PM (#841424) Journal

            So perhaps this, [fatsecret.com] then.

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        • (Score: 3, Informative) by takyon on Thursday May 09 2019, @06:12PM (1 child)

          by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Thursday May 09 2019, @06:12PM (#841459) Journal

          FYI, Impossible Foods is a different company, with different products. Impossible Burger is the one with plant-based "heme" that "bleeds":

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_Meat [wikipedia.org]
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_Foods [wikipedia.org]

          https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/a21566428/beyond-meat-burger-ingredients/ [womenshealthmag.com]

          I remember someone complaining vociferously about that 5 grams of carbs in the Beyond Burger.

          (I'll note that the basic nutrition facts might not encompass everything that could possibly be said about comparing grass-fed beef to a meat substitute to determine "superiority".)

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          • (Score: 2) by fyngyrz on Thursday May 09 2019, @10:02PM

            by fyngyrz (6567) on Thursday May 09 2019, @10:02PM (#841564) Journal

            Yeah, the carbs would kill it for me right now. I'm working the low carb side of the street right now, sadly.

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    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by HiThere on Thursday May 09 2019, @05:03PM

      by HiThere (866) on Thursday May 09 2019, @05:03PM (#841410) Journal

      That might depend on how you measure things. Some studies have indicated that heme is a very dangerous component of normal food. Others say we need B vitamins that meat is lacking. And the impossible burger might well be superior to grass-fed beef in both ways. (OTOH, they *did* need to include heme to get the correct taste...so maybe not.)

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    • (Score: 2) by takyon on Thursday May 09 2019, @06:06PM

      by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Thursday May 09 2019, @06:06PM (#841456) Journal

      guaranteed to be inferior to lean, grass fed beef

      I'm pretty sure someone can come up with a nutritionally superior meatless alternative to grass-fed beef. Might not be from Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods Inc. though.

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  • (Score: 2) by bobthecimmerian on Friday May 10 2019, @02:27AM

    by bobthecimmerian (6834) on Friday May 10 2019, @02:27AM (#841669)

    https://www.beyondmeat.com/products/the-beyond-burger/ [beyondmeat.com] you have to click around to see the nutrition info - it's really close to a traditional beef burger patty. They're not as good as a great beef burger but they're still surprisingly good, good enough that I don't mind the switch.