On his blog, The Gates Notes, Bill
Gates recently took the opportunity to hold forth on a relatively new initiative
of his: The drive for a meat-free future.
One of the world's wealthiest individuals has invested in a Bay Area company,
Beyond Meat, that is developing an affordable plant-based substitute for meat,
one that ideally would have the animal protein's flavor, nutrition and
In a section on his blog that he calls "The
Future of Food," Gates delved into the topic further, primarily with
infographic-based slides looking at how protein is raised, how different
companies are tackling certain food processing challenges -- including how to
reduce sodium -- offering recipes using meat-alternative products, and featuring
an interview with author Michael Pollan.