In California, Impossible Foods published their 2018 impact report highlighting their progress toward its founding goal of eliminating the need for animals as a food production technology by 2035. The company announced they are hiring a second shift of employees to double production at its first large-scale factory, in Oakland, California, and their flagship product, the Impossible Burger, is now served at more than 3,000 restaurants in the United States, Hong Kong and Macau — up from 40 restaurants one year ago. The company has raised more than $450 million in funding since the company was founded.
Impossible Foods makes meat directly from plants — with a much smaller environmental footprint than meat from animals. The company uses modern science and technology to create wholesome and nutritious food, restore natural ecosystems and feed a growing population sustainably.
CEO and Founder Dr. Patrick Brown said Impossible Foods is on track to eliminate the need for animals as a food production technology by 2035. The 2018 sustainability report, “Mission: Earth,” candidly charts Impossible Foods’ progress — including its biggest challenges — in the pursuit of its 2035 vision.