Former Beyond Meat engineer develops hybrid alt meat products

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Beyond Meat’s First R&D Engineer Launches Hybrid Alt Meat Products at Price Parity

Saba Fazeli, the first R&D engineer at Beyond Meat, has launched Momentum Foods, operating under the brand name Paul’s Table, blending plant-based meat with animal components, stating that “while meat alternatives exist, they fail to deliver on the cost and quality they’ve promised.” Fazeli originally developed and scaled all of Beyond’s textured proteins, while co-founder Brice Klein previously served at vertical farming company Plenty where he led the commissioning of its multi-million dollar farm, according to YCombinator. “After five years at leading plant-based meat companies, we realized two key things. One, that meat alternatives today don’t have a clear path toward improving quality and decreasing cost. And two, that the 96% of Americans who eat meat aren’t interested in products that taste worse, cost more, …