Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods Awarded UN’s Champions of the Earth Award

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods
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On the 26th September, The UN announced the winners of their Champions of the Earth Awards, which is their highest environmental honor, presented to six outstanding environmental changemakers whose achievements are recognised in categories including Policy Leadership, Entrepreneurial Vision, Science and Innovation, Inspiration and Action, and Lifetime Achievement.

The UN, in their annual award ceremony, jointly recognized  Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods as winners in the category of Science and Innovation, “for their revolutionary development of a popular, plant-based alternative to beef, and for their efforts to educate consumers about environmentally conscious alternatives.”

As part of the Champions of the Earth’s recognition of work for the environment, Ethan Brown of Beyond Meat and Patrick Brown of Impossible Foods, were awarded on the basis that “Creating meat directly from plants benefits human health and translates into a sustainable future.”

“Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are joint winners of the Champions of the Earth Award, in the Science and Innovation category. They produce a sustainable alternative to beef burgers that are more environmentally friendly and rival the taste of meat. These winners believe that there is no pathway to achieve the Paris climate objectives without a massive decrease in the scale of animal agriculture. They are taking steps for the global community to eliminate the need for animals in the food system by shifting to plant-based meat.”

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