New `food-tech` startup aims to find substitute for eggs

A new food technology start-up plans to find a substitute for eggs.

ANI| Last Updated: Dec 09, 2013, 18:20 PM IST

Melbourne: A new food technology start-up plans to find a substitute for eggs.

The `Hampton Creek Foods` is looking for plants that can replace chicken eggs in all recipes and has already launched its first product, which is an egg-free mayonnaise, now sold at Whole Foods Markets, News.co.au reported.

The San Francisco startup backed by Bill Gates said that they are looking for a replacement as the egg industry pollutes the environment, causes disease outbreaks and confines chickens to tiny spaces.