Food-technology company Impossible Foods launched production this week in Oakland, CA at its first large-scale facility.
The new facility is 68,000 square feet, will use 75 percent less water, produces 87 percent less greenhouse gases and requires approximately 95 percent less land than the production of conventional ground beef.
“Our mission to transform the global food system is urgent, and the opportunity is huge,” Impossible Foods CEO Patrick O. Brown said, “so we are embarking on one of the most ambitious scale-ups of any startup in the food industry. Our goal is to make delicious, sustainable, nutritious, and affordable meat for everyone, as soon as possible.”
The businesses standout product, the Impossible Burger, is now available at 40 different locations but Brown hopes the larger production facility will allow them to serve 1,000 restaurants by the end of 2017.
The new facility will also allow Impossible Foods to create 40, high-quality jobs, with the number rising to 80 when the factory is fully operational.