One of the fundamental principles of the world is the food chain. Plants and animals feed off of each other to survive. Meat is derived from animals and thus it is a staple of the human meal since the days of caveman. The human ancestors would hunt down their food with tools they built by hand. In the modern era, businesses use a variety of new tactics to achieve the same result. There are factories across the land which have streamlined the production process. OSI Group is the most recognizable name in the business, but Impossible Foods has been on the rise in recent years. Gazette Day recounts how these players interacted.
Starting with the industry leader OSI Group, this company has evolved the most during the last century. The origin of the business dates back to 1909 when an immigrant wanted to run a successful business. He was blown away by the success and steady growth that came in the following years. The name changed and the top individuals shifted around in conjugation with each phase of business grown. However, the appearance of Ray Kroc truly set everything into motion. OSI Group had to build a nationwide distribution network from scratch to meet the expected demand for meat.
On the flip-side of this article is Impossible Foods. This is a company only recently founded in the last decade and has acted on a mission to provide alternative food options for consumers. It all started when a college professor looked at all the technology we now have and weighed it against the rising potential in plants. He concluded that the best course of action was to get down to experimenting. The result was a meat dish called the impossible burger. It was a product that demonstrated all the qualities of a traditional version, but with a healthier twist.
OSI Group took notice of this consumer shift and got into contact with Impossible Foods. The two parties realized how much they could contribute to the success of each other, and thus a partnership was formed in the blink of an eye.
OSI Group to co-manufacture the Impossible Burger