What are your thoughts on impossible/beyond meat burgers?

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I'm glad - I never was too comfortable with this. I am considering investing in Beyond Burger if I can set aside a few hours to do the research necessary to make a decision. Soon it will have an IPO (initial public offering) and become a public company so it may be possible for anyone to buy.

Not sure if the IPO was a factor in the decision. The company valuation may fluctuate wildly after it launches. Maybe Tyson feels it can get a better price IPO.

By the way, it's annoying when a company floats at say $20 a share, and then the price immediately burns up to say $30 a share, a say 50% profit for anyone that got in before the float whereas Joe Public has to come in at the higher price. Might not buy if that happens. Still, Tyson obviously thinks that the opposite will happen.

I've been following this story a little bit. And nothing definite but rumors of discord in the boardroom. I guess the Beyond Meat guys and the Tyson guys were not getting along. And that seems pretty plausible.

the other rumor and I've actually seen this show up in a few places, which gives it some credence is that Tyson plans to start their own division of plant-based meat. And Beyond Meat has some issues with that.

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All burgers are reminiscent of 'hamburgers' so to me anything like that is the devil. I don't understand why you would want anything to taste like meat?.. when its not meat, and you don't eat meat?
Meat substitutes are just awful and confusing.
Also, raw foods are good but as humans we are really adapted to eating predominantly cooked foods.
Some people actually like the taste of meat before going vegan and I am one of them. Plant meat is way better and doesn't hurt anything. I went vegan for health and environment. I still like having stuff that taste like meat that's not meat from time to time.
 
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All burgers are reminiscent of 'hamburgers' so to me anything like that is the devil. I don't understand why you would want anything to taste like meat?.. when its not meat, and you don't eat meat?
Meat substitutes are just awful and confusing.
Also, raw foods are good but as humans we are really adapted to eating predominantly cooked foods.
I saw AmberFunk's reply and it reminded me of a couple of things.

Vegans may also seek out a patty or tube or sliced lunch product because of its nostalgic effect. Many of us grew up on hamburgers, hot dogs and bologna sandwiches. They can be stored in the freezer for a long time. They are also convenient. Using a frozen patty, or a hot dog or sliced tofurkey it takes just minutes to construct a lunch. And these things are easy to pack and you can even eat them on the go.
 

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Not long ago there was an article that I read that predicted that eventually, vegan news would become so commonplace that it would no longer be reported.

Today I predict that eventually, Impossible Burger news will become so commonplace that it will no longer be reported.

But that is not today.


 
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I'm maybe being unrealistically optimistic but I hope the vegan news just keeps on and on going. Eventually we want to see a shift from the current situation - where one vegan or vegetarian option added to a restaurant is newsworthy - to a new one where that is no longer news but the news is when a major chain goes 100% vegetarian, or announces elimination of beef at least for environmental reasons. Or a major chef announces that the vegans are right and they'll only cook vegan from now on. Or a government announces no more meat subsidies, or even taxes. More famous people going vegan. There are lots of opportunities for big new types of positive news.
 
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I'm maybe being unrealistically optimistic but I hope the vegan news just keeps on and on going. Eventually we want to see a shift from the current situation - where one vegan or vegetarian option added to a restaurant is newsworthy - to a new one where that is no longer news but the news is when a major chain goes 100% vegetarian, or announces elimination of beef at least for environmental reasons. Or a major chef announces that the vegans are right and they'll only cook vegan from now on. Or a government announces no more meat subsidies, or even taxes. More famous people going vegan. There are lots of opportunities for big new types of positive news.

Jaime, you may have missed this thread.

 
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I've had Beyond Meat burger several times when I was traveling across the country. We ended up in some pretty small towns where vegan options were not available except A&W. I thought they were quite good and a good option in a pinch. We probably have burgers once a week, but I have other store bought burgers I prefer more. I would prefer making it myself, but haven't found a recipe I like.
 

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CNBC produces a 6-minute commercial news segment for about Beyond Burgers.

 

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I personallly don't need and will not eat any product that has been made to resemble meat. I just have no interest in it what so ever.

On the other hand I do applaud it because it makes it easier for others to transition.
 

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No thank you. I don't like faux meat in general, but faux meat that faux bleeds? I can't even.... My mom who is a vegetarian agrees its gross, even my husband who's an omni (but usually likes vegan food) thinks its gross and according to him, even beef burgers don't "bleed". I'm not sure who their actual target market is but it seems like a rather poorly thought out product that's been hyped up through a good PR campaign.