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Buying into the plant-based revolution

Buying into the plant-based revolution

Shares in California-based vegan meat-substitute company Beyond Meat (US:BYND) have surged since going public in May. After pricing its IPO at $25 (£20.70), the shares are now trading at around $165. The company offers “a portfolio of revolutionary plant-based meats”, including alternatives for burgers, sausages, ground beef and chicken. Its products aim to replicate the taste and the texture of meat, and go as far as including beet juice to replicate the ‘bleed’ of beef.

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