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The brains behind the plant-based egg

The brains behind the plant-based egg

Josh Tetrick is the CEO and founder of Hampton Creek Foods. Tetrick and his team are dead-set on removing the battery-cage egg from our food supply with healthier and more affordable plant-based alternatives. Hampton Creek counts Bill Gates and Li Ka-Shing, the richest man in Asia, among its early investors. NBJ reached Tetrick from his offices in San Francisco.

nbj: How did you land on the egg to launch Hampton Creek?

Josh Tetrick: I had just come back from Africa and was trying to figure out a way to use business to solve an urgent need in society. It was there in Africa that I realized there were—and are—major issues with the food system. The day that people received their paycheck was the same day they spent money on food that was, generally speaking, bad for our

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