Press Pass: Mushrooms and mealworms making an impact on Buffalo's food scene

Sep 17, 2019

Anish Kirtane, Olivia Burgner and Abdulrahman Hassaballah are gaining attention for their work at Protein Responsibly.
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In his work for Buffalo Rising, contributing editor Dan Coughlin has placed the spotlight on two unique, local food businesses. Flat #12 Mushrooms has found such a demand for its locally-grown product that it is looking to expand production by almost 400 percent. Meanwhile, a new venture, Protein Responsibly, is gaining accolades and attention for its burgers which use mealworms as a base ingredient. They see it as an environmentally-friendly alternative to using beef.