Would you like your veggie burger to bleed like meat? Now you can get it. It costs $20 to make, but its there, and we guess the price will drop fast.
How is it possible? The «meat» is invented by biochemistry professor Patrick Brown from Stanford University, and it’s now being manufactured by his food company, Impossible Foods. The secret ingredient is called «heme», or «plant blood», which is an organic molecule found in the protein leghemoglobin – the plant version of haemoglobin.
Evelyn M. Rusli from The Wall Street Journal reports that Brown’s veggie patty is not quite perfect yet – its texture is more that of a turkey patty rather than a ground-beef patty. But hey, its close. Within a couple of years the meat industry may face a serious competitor.