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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 $200 billion industry

Silicon Valley startups backed by celebrities like Bill Gates are experimenting with the gene-editing technology Crispr to make lab-grown chicken, pork, and beef. Lab-grown meat, also called cultured or clean meat, is real meat brewed up using animal cells. So far, only prototypes exist. The idea is to move away […]
Silicon Valley startups backed by celebrities like Bill Gates are using gene-editing tool Crispr to make meat without farms — and to disrupt a $200 billion industry
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Some of Silicon Valley’s leading startups making meat from cells are abandoning the term ‘clean meat’ — here’s what to call it instead

Some startups aiming to create real meat from animal cells are abandoning the term “clean meat.” In a meeting following a conference on alternatives to traditional meat, CEOs and representatives from those companies decided the term “clean” comes with too much baggage. The startups are also working to create an […]
Some of Silicon Valley’s leading startups making meat from cells are abandoning the term ‘clean meat’ — here’s what to call it instead
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The founder of a top Silicon Valley startup got interrupted during a board meeting when he showed a slide of 5 new female hires, and it offers a lesson to other companies

Heidi Roizen, a partner at Silicon Valley venture-capital firm DFJ, had to stop a board meeting with cultured-meat startup Memphis Meats when the founder showed a slide of five recent hires, all of whom were women. That kind of commitment to inclusion is rare in Silicon Valley. At Memphis Meats, […]
The founder of a top Silicon Valley startup got interrupted during a board meeting when he showed a slide of 5 new female hires, and it offers a lesson to other companies
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The startup behind the Bill Gates-backed veggie burger that ‘bleeds’ is part of a transition to animal-free meat — here are the other frontrunners

Tasty alternatives to meat aren’t enough for these startups, which are working on burgers, fried chicken, and sushi that verges on the real thing – all without the usual environmental waste or ethical concerns. While some companies pursue creative plant-based recipes for burgers that “bleed,” others are coaxing animal cells […]
The startup behind the Bill Gates-backed veggie burger that ‘bleeds’ is part of a transition to animal-free meat — here are the other frontrunners