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Wagyu beef moves from pastures to Silicon Valley petri dishes

Japanese farmer hopes to feed world by letting startup grow 'national treasure' meat

Although Japan prefers to keep wagyu production confined to its shores, a farmer has partnered with a U.S. startup to develop lab-grown meat(Left photo courtesy of Aleph Farms, right photo by Wataru Suzuki).

GUNMA, Japan -- For decades, Japanese farmers have been perfecting melt-in-your-mouth beef that has gained a cult following worldwide. But one producer is going a step further and exploring whether wagyu can be grown in a lab.

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