Bill Gates invests in chicken-less eggs, Coca-Cola plans the release of its first warm soda, and a deli robber returns money that he stole 11 years ago. Read below for the full stories:
Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates and Peter Thiel of Paypal have teamed up to fight world hunger—with chicken-less eggs. Through the Founders Fund, Gates and Thiel backed Hampton Creek Foods, a food technology company focused on finding plant-based egg alternatives. Raising meat requires a large amount of resources as it is, and there’s “no way to produce enough meat for 9 billion people,” according to Gates. In order to combat this issue, Hampton Creek Foods, has been thinking outside of the box. Inspired by the versatility of eggs, the company developed a plant-based fake egg powder that is both sustainable and cholesterol-free. The product, which is slated for release in a few weeks, will be sold in 4-ounce packages for $4.40.
Coca-Cola has announced plans to release its first warm soda in Japan next month. The drink, Canada Dry Hot Ginger Ale, will “feature a combination of ginger extract, cinnamon and apple flavors.” The idea for warm soda has been in the works for a while now, with Coca-Cola spending four years perfecting the can technology. The drink will hit shelves on October 21st, but it remains to be seen whether or not the product will be sold in the U.S.
In one of the week’s most talked-about stories, a man returned stolen money to a Nashville deli that he robbed 11 years ago. The anonymous man left an apology note to the InterAsian Market & Deli, along with $400. In the note, the former drug addict confessed that he once robbed the store of $300 at gunpoint. Now off of drugs, the man gave a peace offering, stating that he “must make amends to the people [he has] hurt in the past.” Inspired by the man’s turnaround, the InterAsian Market posted the man’s letter to their social media channels, and offered forgiveness for his past actions. Watch the video below:
Marisa Miyasaki loves to mix and match different cuisines and believes Korean Tacos are just about the coolest thing ever invented. She is a devout foodhist and has a borderline-crazy obsession with taking pictures of nearly everything she eats. As Menuism's Community Manager, Marisa hopes to share her passion for food with the world- one hungry foodie at a time.