Shares in the vegan company Beyond Meat soared on their Wall Street debut

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Shares of vegan company  Beyond Meat soared on their Wall Street debut.

Shares went up +163% on their first day, valuing the California company at close to $3.8bn.

This shows that investors are betting on the success of plant-based foods.

Beyond Meat creates substitutes for meat by using ingredients that mimic the composition of animal-based meat, like proteins from peas, fava beans and soy.

This comes as more and more people are concerned by the huge environmental impact of the meat and diary industries which are among the biggest polluting industries the world.

They use the vast majority of farmland available, consume huge amounts of water, and produce more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector.

So why not giving it a try? Try your first vegan burger and reduce your environmental footprint!