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Lab-Grown Foie Gras in Paris Wins Funds as Shortage Looms

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Gourmey’s foie gras
Gourmey’s foie grasPhotographer: Cyril Marcilhacy/Bloomberg
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Gourmey, the French cultivated-meat startup, has secured funding to build a 46,000-square-foot plant in Paris to produce lab-grown foie gras as producers warn about a potential shortage of the delicacy this Christmas. 

The company has raised 48 million euros ($48 million) for the new building, which will house commercial production and research and development operations, Gourmey said in a statement on Wednesday.