Thanks to the likes of Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, the plant-based meat market in Singapore is thriving. And this is what spurred Timo Recker and Andre Menezes to set up Next Gen Foods in Singapore.

Hailing from Germany, Recker comes from a family that has been in the meat production business for generations. Although business has been successful all this while, Recker realised that the way his family has been thriving via the meat business is not just costly, but also damaging to the environment. Hence, he started his journey towards creating a solution with plant-based alternatives.

“After my studies, I joined my family’s meat factory and I experienced the processes from animal farming to the mass production of meat,” Recker recalls. “I am a meat lover and I love the taste and texture of meat, but I could not identify with this being the future of food,” he tells The Edge Singapore.

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