Why Richard Branson and Bill Gates Are Betting Big on a Food Startup You’ve Never Heard Of

The Virgin mogul believes clean meat could be one of the keys to defeating climate change. Memphis Meats, the subject of Inc.’s November cover feature, grows meat–beef, chicken, and duck–in a lab, thus producing slaughter-free meat. While founder Uma Valeti and his team have already succeeded in growing such protein in their “bioreactors,” there’s a long way to go before they can do it efficiently enough to compete on price and taste with what you find in restaurants and in supermarkets. Read more>>

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