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Impossible Foods picks a public fight with a reporter
When I saw this tweet from Tom Philpott, I knew immediately what it was about.
I had seen Deena Shanker’s investigative report in Bloomberg News, not least because I’m quoted in it: Fake Meat Was Supposed to Save the World. It Became Just Another Fad.
The article’s subtitle: “Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods wanted to upend the world’s $1 trillion meat industry. But plant-based meat is turning out to be a flop.”
And then I saw this ad in the January 22 New York Times.
Anonymous Reddit writers saying things like “I suspect it’s coming form [sic] a news outlet paid money to write an article by people who make money from meat sales.”
A badge of honor for Deena Shanker indeed. Clearly, she hit a nerve.
Meat alternatives still have their fans and I’m not ready to write off fake meat just yet. But this ad makes me much less sympathetic to this particular Cause.
Ironic addition, January 30: Impossible Foods to lay off 20% of its staff.
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