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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, Informative) by fyngyrz on Thursday May 09 2019, @05:13PM (3 children)

    by fyngyrz (6567) on Thursday May 09 2019, @05:13PM (#841421) Journal

    Soylent green, from the actual book (Make Room, Make Room, by Harry Harrison), which is a terrific read, does not contain meat — it's a seaweed product.

    Hollywood's (per)version of the book is a fabulous example of Hollywood completely ruining a good thing by turning it into meaningless tripe, while leaving the author to unwillingly hold the presumptive bag of "oh yeah, they wrote that shit. But no... it's just Hollywood being stupid. Again.

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    Hollywood: Where good books go to be abused.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 09 2019, @06:38PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 09 2019, @06:38PM (#841469)

    Never watch a movie supposedly based on a book you've read.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 09 2019, @09:30PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 09 2019, @09:30PM (#841557)

      Even if you hated the book?

    • (Score: 2) by Alfred on Friday May 10 2019, @02:12PM

      by Alfred (4006) on Friday May 10 2019, @02:12PM (#841835) Journal
      I you are gonna do both then watch the movie first