Next Gen Foods, a producer of alternative meats, has officially established its US headquarters in Chicago. The company has simultaneously opened a new R&D center in the city, created in partnership with The Hatchery Chicago.
The chief operating officer at Beyond Meat Inc., who also previously held the position of group president of the poultry segment at Tyson Foods Inc., was suspended by the meat alternative company following a physical altercation at an Arkansas Razorbacks football game.
Rachel Dreskin came to the Plant Based Foods Association about a year and a half ago with a background in animal welfare, having served as executive director for Compassion in World Farming. After spending time with PBFA members, she noticed how they showed interest in other areas like animal welfare and sustainable agriculture.
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