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Silicon Valley startups backed by celebrities like Bill Gates are using gene-editing tool Crispr to make meat without farms — and to disrupt a $...

Startups backed by celebrities like Bill Gates and Richard Branson are experimenting with gene-editing to make lab-grown chicken, pork, and beef. It's the first known instance of Crispr being used in a new meat product.

A new lab-grown meat startup may have overcome a key barrier to making meat without slaughter

A new lab-grown meat startup called Meatable is taking on the industry's key hurdle by coming up with a way to make truly slaughter-free meat without relying on cow fetus blood, or "serum." The Dutch startup partnered with Cambridge and uses proprietary stem cell technology for faster production.

The world’s largest pet food manufacturer is backing a controversial startup pursuing lab-grown mouse meat

An animal-free pet food startup called Wild Earth recently scored $450,000 from Peter Thiel. The company's current products are made with koji, a type of fungus, but Wild Earth has plans to make pet food from cultured mouse meat. Other startups aren't pleased.

The fight over cultured meat is heating up, and Big Meat is demanding that Trump intervene

Of the two agencies who could regulate the brave new world of cultured meat, the FDA appeared to be leading the charge earlier this month. But now, the old guard of meat makers is going directly to President Trump to ask that the USDA — and not the FDA — is the one to oversee cultured meat.

A 23-year-old dropped out of college to make meatless burgers using fungus — and got $100,000 from Peter Thiel

Kimberlie Le dropped out of UC Berkeley to found Terramino Foods, a startup that aims to create the world's first fish-less "salmon" burgers. Their "seafood" is all plant-based and aims to reduce the waste and environmental footprint of eating fish.

The Sergey Brin-backed startup behind the world’s first lab-grown burger just got a boost in the race to transform the meat industry

Dutch startup Mosa Meat is developing cultured meat, which is made from cell cultures rather than slaughtered animals. German pharmaceutical company Merck and European meat processor Bell Food Groop are supporting the startup through an $8.8 million investment.

A battle is brewing over the future of meat, and it could mean the US fumbles on a revolutionary new market

The race among startups to create the first meat without slaughter needs a referee, and there's a battle raging over who it will be. In a letter, congressmembers said they were upset that the USDA was not included in an FDA meeting on clean meat. The controversy could prove too much for startups.
Memphis Meats can produce a variety of animal meats including duck.

One of the world’s biggest meat companies just invested in a Bill Gates-backed startup that makes lab-grown meat

Along with Bill Gates and Cargill, Tyson Foods is betting on "chicken" and "beef" engineered from stem cells as an alternative to meat.