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Forget Plant-Based Burgers. How About Lab-Grown Wildebeest?

  • South African startups join push for slaughter-free protein
  • Industry could be worth $25 billion worldwide by 2030
A golden wildebeest right, grazes with a herd of split wildebeest in South Africa.

A golden wildebeest right, grazes with a herd of split wildebeest in South Africa.

Photographer: Dean Hutton

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The global push to develop lab-grown meat is taking an exotic twist in South Africa, where slaughter-free cuts of springbok, wildebeest and impala could soon be on the menu.