The European Patent Office revoked an EU patent held by Impossible Foods, maker of the Impossible Burger. Impossible Food’s fake meat products are manufactured with GMO yeast-derived from soy leghemoglobin, which may not be safe to eat.
By Claire Robinson
In the U.S., Impossible’s fake meat products are manufactured with GMO yeast-derived soy leghemoglobin, a controversial ingredient that makes the fake meat look as if it’s bleeding, like undercooked real meat, and that we have argued may not be safe to eat.
Following the EPO’s decision, another fake meat company, Motif FoodWorks, has filed a suite of new petitions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office challenging U.S. patents held by Impossible Foods over the use of heme proteins (such as that present in soy leghemoglobin) in meat alternatives, as it defends itself against Impossible’s accusations of patent infringement, according to Food Navigator USA… Read full article