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Chinese cell-based meat startups raise cash to push commercialization

Still early days for artificial products, but momentum -- and investor interest -- are growing

A waiter holds a tray of Nestle plant-based sausages during a launch event in Beijing on Dec. 9. Demand for plant-based meat is growing in China.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Chinese food-tech startups, including Nanjing-based Zhouzi Weilai and Beijing-based CellX, have announced new fundraising with the intention to speed up development and production, as the race to move meat alternatives from labs to plates is heating up.

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