By Lu Shu © CompassList

By Lu Shu © CompassList

Plant-based eggs may be the fastest growing segment in plant-based foods, but hacking the formula for a perfect egg substitute is proving a hurdle. Are alt-protein startups up for the challenge?

Like meat, eggs as a food product is increasingly under scrutiny for its environmentally harmful farming practices. Intensive egg production is detrimental to animal welfare and produces significant toxic effects on land and water. Yet the world is eating more eggs than ever, especially in fast-developing countries where eggs are an affordable source of protein. Amid such competing needs, plant-based eggs, like plant-based meat alternatives, increasingly offer a sizable market opportunity.
In fact, the growth potential is huge, according to a report by The Good Food Institute (GFI). The not...

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