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Thai Union and other investors pile into Asia food tech startups

Fundraising reached $350m in first half of 2020, outpacing last year

Singapore-based food tech startup Shiok Meats provides "cell-based crustacean meat" made from seafood including shrimp, crab and lobster meat. (Photo courtesy of Shiok Meats)

TOKYO/SINGAPORE/BANGKOK -- Investment in food technology startups in Southeast Asia is growing despite headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic as consumers in the region become more concerned with environmental sustainability and healthy lifestyles.

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