Vegan Named Top Professional by LinkedIn

Nick Halla is one of the top ten food professionals under 35 for his work with vegan burger company Impossible Foods.

Professional resource website LinkedIn named Impossible Foods’ Chief Strategy Officer Nick Halla as one of 120 Next Wave Professionals 35 & Under—one of only ten professionals named in the food category. LinkedIn compiles this list based on data it collects from the activity of more than 450 million individual profiles and determines which professionals have the highest engagement rates, the most media appearances, and the strongest social media presence. “In profile after profile, you’ll find professionals who are leading their companies, business units, peers and employees toward a future that they see more clearly than most,” LinkedIn says. “These risk-takers have a sense of where the world is going—and are happy to guide the rest of us there.” Halla was chosen for his work with Bill Gates-backed Impossible Foods to create their “bleeding” burger—which relies on plant-based heme. “My upbringing on a dairy farm makes me super passionate about the work we’re doing at Impossible Foods,” Halla says. “Whether I’m a farmer, an engineer or a business leader, making the world more sustainable has been a longtime aspiration.” Silicon Valley-based Impossible Foods recently debuted its burger at select restaurants including New York-based Momofuku Nishi owned by famed chef David Chang, who—upon sampling the burger in July—exclaimed, “I tasted the future, and it was vegan.”

More News

Avocados That Last 50 Percent Longer Debut at Costco

The popular toast-topper is wrapped in an organic plant-based preservation skin made by tech company Apeel Sciences.
Read More »

80-Year-Old Food Brand Goes Vegan

Heritage Health Food plans to transition its entire brand to be free of animal products by 2019 and launch innovative new vegan foods geared to mainstream markets.
Read More »

Canada's Senate Passes Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act

Cruel cosmetic testing on animals may soon become a thing of the past in Canada.
Read More »

Month-Long Vegan Festival Kicks Off in London

V For festival will hosts events featuring vegan food, cruelty-free fashion, art, and fitness throughout the month of August.
Read More »

Vegan Cheese Sales Spike by 45 Percent in 52 Weeks

Consumer research firm Nielsen reveals new consumer statistics, including that African-Americans are 48 percent more likely than the average American consumer to purchase vegan food.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »