Wish to publish for Dia? Contact us today and receive our editorial guidelines. We ♥ to hear from you!

"In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm; in the real world all rests on perseverance. "

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer & politician

Hampton Creek - the Food Company which is finding new ways of utilizing plants in food products

By Sharda ten Hove on 22 July 2015

Hampton Creek was founded in the summer of 2011 to use technology to make healthier food without trans fats and MSG by using plant based ingredients. Better for you, the animals and the environment.

Hampton Creek’s first product is a mayonnaise called Just Mayo. They are also working with several corporations on removing eggs from existing products already on the market.
Their data scientists are actively weeding out billions of proteins from hundreds of thousands of plants to learn what could form the equivalent of a chicken’s egg.

In 2014 Hampton Creek introduced Just Cookie Dough, an eggless chocolate chip cookie dough that can be baked or eaten out of the jar.
vegan chocolate chip cookie dough

Just Cookies were launched in 2014 as a more sustainable and healthy cookie. Flavors currently offered are chocolate chip, sugar, oatmeal raisin and peanut butter. The cookie is made without eggs or butter, which makes it cholesterol free. Both Oprah Winfrey and Chef Andrew Zimmern have also commented they are fan of this product.

Other supporters and investors of Hampton Creek are:
Li Ka-Shing, Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist
Jerry Yang, co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo
Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook
Bill Gates, American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor.


Who is behind this sustainable, kind and affordable concept of plant based alternative foods?
Josh Tetrick is the founder and CEO of Hampton Creek. Prior to founding HC, Josh spent seven years in Africa working on various social campaigns, including a United Nations initiative in Kenya and teaching street children in multiple African countries.
An inspirational man determined to create a kinder, better and more sustainable world.

Watch this inspirational talk on TED given by Josh here.
Josh is also one of the people being interviewed in the must see documentary Cowspiracy.

For more information about Hampton Creek or how to get their products visit: www.hamptoncreek.com

bill gates vegan

About the author

Sharda ten Hove

Founder, Ethical Vegan, Yogi, Social Activist

Sharda was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Descended from an Indian mother and Dutch father, she received a multi-cultural upbringing during which she gained a broad perspective on life.…  Read full bio