Israeli food tech startup Yo! Egg, which has developed plant-based poached and sunny-side-up eggs, announced that it plans to launch in US restaurants later this year. In this episode of the Xtalks Food Podcast, Sydney introduces the team to Yo! Egg’s plant-based “whole egg” alternative, which is made up of two parts — the “white” and the “yolk.” While the taste and texture of Yo! Egg mimics that of chicken eggs, it contains only one gram of protein per serving. However, it offers an alternative for consumers who eat eggs, but would prefer a more animal-friendly, sustainable and cholesterol-free option. The team wonders whether people would be willing to switch out chicken eggs for Yo! Eggs and discusses the similarities between plant-based eggs and plant-based meat and dairy.
Also, in this episode, Sydney talks about World Food Safety Day, which is observed each year on June 7 to mark the importance of healthy food practices and reflect on the global food system. This year, the theme for World Food Safety Day was “Safer food, better health.” The day emphasizes the importance of making food safety a priority for all to stay healthier and be more productive. Sydney discusses the history and significance of the day, and reveals some facts about foodborne illness, including that there are an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually. She also talks about ways to promote food safety within the home and on a larger scale. The team believes more needs to be done to prevent foodborne illness and that one day is not enough to bring attention to the global food safety crisis.
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