A startup says it’s building a US pilot plant for cell-based meat

Chase Purdy
A startup says it’s building a US pilot plant for cell-based meat

One of the leading Silicon Valley startups making high-tech, cell-cultured meat says it’s about to build its first pilot production plant in the United States. California-based Memphis Meats today announced it closed a $161 million Series B funding round, much of which will go toward building the plant in the Bay Area. Once operational, the facility will grow meat from animal cells without having to slaughter a single creature.