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Japan startup aims to put 'Miracle Meat' on American dinner plates

Fake-meat maker Daiz to build U.S. plant in 2022 with eye on the world

Daiz's Miracle Meat can be found at the Freshness Burger chain as well as key retailers in Japan. (Photo by Junya Hemmi)

TOKYO -- Japanese plant-based-meat startup Daiz has kicked off preparations to expand into the U.S., tapping that country's fast-growing market for alternative meats with plans to go global.

The company is conducting market research in the U.S. with investor and trading house Marubeni, laying the groundwork for research and development and other operations there after launching Daiz USA in Boston on May 1.

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