Tara Haddad is the CEO of Modern Meat. She started Modern Meat and has been building the company from the ground up. Modern Meat focuses on creating plant-based meat alternatives that are non-GMO, soy-free, gluten-free, and even preservative-free. The company went public on June 26, 2020. They started selling their product through food service markets in February and won an award for Best New Product of the Year at a recent trade show, but when COVID hit, they pivoted out of food service since all of the restaurants had shut down. At that point they have focused on retail and selling their products to local retailers, getting into 37 different retailers by April of this year.
Plant-based diets are on the rise — and for good reason. In recent years, a growing body of research suggests that meatless diets offer a wide range of both environmental and health benefits.
People who want to transition to a more plant-based diet need to be encouraged and to be offered products that will help them include more plant proteins in their diet.