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Omnivore - Bill Gates buys into egg substitutes

Should we?

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Should we? From breakfast scrambles to grandma's chocolate chip cookies to spaghetti and meatballs, eggs have become an essential part of the American diet. So essential that today's egg industry is worth $9 billion, according to Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO of Hampton Creek Foods. But at whose expense?

NPR explored the impact of egg consumption on the environment and why Bill Gates is investing in a change - sans chicken.