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US investors hunt for the Beyond Meat of China

Funds tap plant protein startups in swine-fever ravaged nation

Dim sum made out of mock meat, served at Dragon-i, a restaurant in Hong Kong. (Photo courtesy of Omnipork)

NEW YORK -- The success of mock meat makers in the U.S. has investors seeking even bigger opportunities in pork-hungry China, where a swine fever epidemic is pushing up pork prices and raising questions over the sustainability of the industry.

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