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Fake-Meat Startups Rake in Cash Amid Food Supply Worries

Empty supermarket aisles and a growing awareness of industrial meat’s connection to outbreaks are boosting food tech firms.

Beyond Meat’s Beyond Breakfast Sausage
Beyond Meat’s Beyond Breakfast Sausage

Source: Beyond Meat

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With meat-processing workers falling victim to the coronavirus, shuttering plants and slowing supply, Americans are starting to see poorly stocked aisles where once beef and pork were plentiful. At the same time, the link between industrial meat production and deadly human viruses has become more widely understood.

The global crisis, in other words, is turning into a big opportunity for the plant-based protein sector.