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 Post subject: 1103 The Fake Meat of Silicon Valley
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1103: The Fake Meat of Silicon Valley

San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writers
Tara Duggan
Jonathan Kauffman


Will fake meat grow into a real meat industry?


The geography of the Bay Area’s Silicon Valley is defined by its money and ideas.

It’s a geography that grows by turning interesting ideas, like transistors, computers and the internet, into big money.

When someone elsewhere has a clever idea¬– like producing fake fish fillets from animal cells– and goes looking for money to develop that idea, they often find the money in Silicon Valley. So they move there, and the Valley grows.

Fake meat is that produced from vegetable matter and made to resemble meat, or that incubated in a vat from cells taken from a real animal. The Valley is cooking with fake meat start-ups: Finless Foods with fish fillets from animal cells, Impossible Foods with plant-based burgers, New Wave Foods with plant-based shrimp.

This “meat rush” to Silicon Valley leads us to ask: What is meat? What opportunities do venture capitalists see in fake meat? And…

Will fake meat grow into a real meat industry?

Food Chain Radio & Forums #1103: Fake meat, San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writers Tara Duggan & Jonathan Kauffman, Silicon Valley, Venture Capital


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