Asia’s Richest Man Believes in the Future of Synthetic Eggs

In the future, “scrambled eggs” could be made entirely out of plants, and Asian’s richest, Li Ka-Shing, has so much faith in the company that’s developing the “plant-based” eggs (made from plants), Hampton Creek, that he just led a $23 million investment round for the company, Wired’s Ryan Tate reports. The plant-based eggs currently taste a bit blander than real eggs, but cost 48 percent cheaper. The synthetic eggs may be especially important in China due to the country’s fast growing economy and the health scares over avian flu and antibiotics concerns. There are also potential environmental benefits if plant-based eggs take off and we rely less on chickens on factory farms.

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