Gates, along with Peter Thiel of PayPal through the Founders Fund, has backed Hampton Creek Foods, a company that focuses on creating plant-based, soy and gluten-free alternatives to eggs. Gates has been vocal about his efforts to curb meat consumption on his website The Gates Notes and chose Hampton Creek Foods as one of three companies contributing to the future of food.
Hampton Creek Foods has come up with a fake egg powder at its food lab in San Fransisco, called Beyond Eggs for cookies, made specifically for replacing eggs in cookie recipes. The powder is made using sorghum.
come from chickens crowded in small spaces, he brought together a team to create something that is just, well, better," according to Hampton Creek's website.
Hampton Creek Foods also makes something called Just Scramble, a plant-based egg substitute that scrambles up like the real thing. It's slated for a March 2014 release.